publication . Master thesis . 2011

Exploring the Freemium Business Model

Reime, Erlend Vihovde;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
This thesis is exploring the Freemium business model, answering how a Freemium model is defined and how it works in real-life. It discusses the original definition by Fred Wilson, and present the context where the Freemium business model is used, Internet services in the Web 2.0. It also looks at how customers react to free services and the Internet. After this, the three main directions within business strategy theory are explored: Industry-based competition, Firm-specific Resources and Capabilities, and Institutional Conditions and Transactions. The concept of business models is discussed by looking at different definition and analytical frameworks. A few gene...
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