[AISWorld] CfP: Business Models in the Digital World at ECIS 2018

Haag, Steffi haag at ise.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Oct 19 08:22:20 EDT 2017

Dear colleagues

We invite research papers and research-in-progress papers on business models in the digital world to the 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018) June 23-28, 2018, Portsmouth, UK.

Track 06: Business Models in the Digital World

Deadline for paper submissions: November 27, 2017 (strict deadline!)

The track focuses on the fundamental change the digital world has brought about business models and entrepreneurship. The purpose is to theorize and contextualize the role of innovative information systems (IS) in this context. Established organizations across all industries have been and are facing challenges and changes because of rapidly developing information and communications technology (ICT). More and more IT-based start-ups, such as Snapchat, Udacity, or Uber, emerge making use of the digital opportunities. Even the digital and ICT incumbents, such as Google or Amazon.com<http://amazon.com>, need to constantly scrutinize and advance their business models in order to create new types of value for their customers and stay ahead of their competitors. In this regard, the business model concept has increasingly been gaining attention in IS research (e.g., Ojala, 2016, Veit et al., 2014).

Submissions are encouraged from all theoretical and methodological perspectives drawing from IS, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and related disciplines. Authors must clearly outline why their study is new and interesting for IS research and practice.

Potential topics include:
• The use of the business model concept by ICT-driven firms
• Innovation of business models through ICT
• Digital transformation of matured company’s business models
• Interrelationships of 'fit' between ICT, organization, business model, and performance
• Inertia in digitally transforming established business models
• The dark side of business models
• Industry-specific classification schemes of business models (e.g. social media business model types)
• Interplay of different business model components and their configuration (e.g. product-market fit: Value proposition and customer needs)
• Business model validation: Novel ICT-driven approaches to validate hypotheses about different business model components (e.g. A/B tests, lab and field experiments)
• Evaluation and simulation of new or existing business models
• Development of tools and languages for the description and simulation of business models
• Modeling the relationship between business models and business process models
• Development and evaluation of new business models in the era of social media, sharing economy, Internet of things, cloud computing and software-as-a-service, crowdsourcing, Big data analytics, platform-mediated services on two-sided/many-sided markets, electronic payments (e.g. Google Wallet), currencies (e.g. Bitcoin) and technologies (e.g. mobile, social, …).

Ojala, Arto. "Business models and opportunity creation: How IT entrepreneurs create and develop business models under uncertainty." Information Systems Journal (2015).
Veit, D., Clemons, E., Benlian, A., et al. (2014) Business models — an information systems research agenda. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 6, 45–53.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Steffi Haag, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Saonee Sarker, University of Virginia, USA
Daniel Veit, University of Augsburg, Germany

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