publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Antecedents of open business models

Frankenberger, Karolin; Weiblen, Tobias; Gassmann, Oliver;
Open Access
  • Published: 17 Mar 2014 Journal: R&D Management, volume 44, pages 173-188 (issn: 0033-6807, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Switzerland
Firms engage increasingly in open business models. While most research has previously focused on typologies or challenges of open business models, their specific antecedents have not been studied so far. We use data from eight open business model cases to explore this question and identify five main antecedents of open business models: (1) business model inconsistency, (2) need to create and capture new value, (3) previous experience with collaboration, (4) open business model patterns, and (5) industry convergence. Based on openness characteristics from the existing literature, we differentiate four basic types of open business models and develop an initial und...
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business and International Management, business studies
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