In Need of Change: The Scientific Practice of Representing Business Models - Position Paper

Thomas John, Dennis Kundisch

Abstract

How best to represent business model knowledge is an open research issue. A number of approaches for graphically representing business models have been proposed. These are said to facilitate, for example, the understanding, analysis and innovation of a business model. Nonetheless, through the selective literature review we perform, we find these approaches are largely neglected in case study research on business models. We argue that this practice needs to change to make case study research on business models more consistent and comparable, and thereby strengthen the cumulative character of business model research altogether.

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John T. and Kundisch D. (2012). In Need of Change: The Scientific Practice of Representing Business Models - Position Paper . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 287-290. DOI: 10.5220/0004115902870290


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@conference{iceis12,
author={Thomas John and Dennis Kundisch},
title={In Need of Change: The Scientific Practice of Representing Business Models - Position Paper},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={287-290},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004115902870290},
isbn={978-989-8565-12-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - In Need of Change: The Scientific Practice of Representing Business Models - Position Paper
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - John T.
AU - Kundisch D.
PY - 2012
SP - 287
EP - 290
DO - 10.5220/0004115902870290