[AISWorld] Call for Papers - Deadline Reminder

Electronic Markets editors at electronicmarkets.org
Mon May 7 08:52:47 -04 2018

Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business

Call for Papers

Business model innovation: Tools and Innovation patterns

Guest Editors

*         Mark de Reuver, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands,
<mailto:g.a.dereuver at tudelft.nl> g.a.dereuver at tudelft.nl

*         Harry Bouwman, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands,
<mailto:w.a.g.a.bouwman at tudelft.nl> w.a.g.a.bouwman at tudelft.nl

*         Erwin Fielt, Queensland University of Technology, Australia,
<mailto:e.fielt at qut.edu.au> e.fielt at qut.edu.au 

*         Marikka Heikkilä, University of Turku, Finland,
<mailto:marikka.heikkila at utu.fi> marikka.heikkila at utu.fi 

·         Omar El Sawy  USC Marshall School of Business, CA,
<mailto:elsawy at marshall.usc.edu> elsawy at marshall.usc.edu     



The topic of business model innovation (BMI) is gaining considerable
attention in information systems (e.g., Osterwalder & Pigneur 2013) and
management literature (e.g, Foss & Saebi, 2017). The construct of business
models (BMs) explicates the value creation and capture of (digital)
innovations (Al-Debei & Avison, 2010, Fielt, 2014). The process of BMI
passes phases from exploration and design towards testing, implementation
and renewal (Heikkila et al 2016). 

Tooling to support BMI is becoming a specific area of scholarly interest.
Such tools range from extensive ontologies and metamodels towards hands-on
approaches such as the Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder & Pigneur 2010),
the STOF approach (Bouwman et al 2008) and the VISOR framework (El Sawy &
Pereira 2012). Although most tools are for (re)designing BMs, others are for
testing and implementing BMs (e.g. De Reuver et al 2013). Some tools are
based upon BMI patterns across industries. Platforms are emerging that
prescribe what tool to use for which innovation phase (e.g.
<http://www.businessmakeover.eu> www.businessmakeover.eu). Moreover, BM
tools have also been included in or related to other tools, such as
enterprise architectures and business process models. 

While BM tooling is emerging, research on design, testing, use or impact of
BM tools is scarce. BM tools are often adopted without understanding their
strengths and weaknesses. We argue that, as BM tools are emerging rapidly in
many areas and scientific disciplines, the time is now to call for
theoretical and empirical underpinnings of BM research.


Central issues and themes

Possible topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:

*         Design and evaluation of BM tools for innovation, including Action
Design Approaches

*         Approaches that interrelate BM tools into coherent BMI paths

*         Empirical tests of the efficacy, utility and added value of BM
tooling for BMI

*         Case studies addressing the use and impact of BM tools in
organization going through a BMI path

*         BM patterns, archetypes, taxonomies and typologies as tools for

*         The role, importance and applicability of BM ontologies for BMI in
networked environments

*         BMI paths that interrelate tools to specific phases in BMI 

*         The role of IT and digital artifacts to support BMI tooling and

*         Domain-specific BM tooling, such as sustainability, circular
economy, sharing economy, digital transformation, block chain, or Industry

*         And other topics that are closely related to the suggested themes


We encourage contributions with a broad range of methodological approaches,
including conceptual, qualitative and quantitative research. All papers
should fit the scope of Electronic Markets (for more information see
http://www.electronicmarkets.org/about-em/scope/) and will undergo a
double-blind peer review process. If you would like to discuss any aspect of
the special issue, please contact the guest editors.



Electronic Markets is a SSCI-listed journal (IF 1.864) and requires that all
papers must be original and not published or under review elsewhere. Papers
must be submitted via our electronic submission system at
<http://elma.edmgr.com> http://elma.edmgr.com and conform to Electronic
Markets publication standards (see instructions and templates at
http://www.electronicmarkets.org/authors). Please note that the preferred
article length is around 8,000 words.

Important deadline

* Submission Deadline: 15 May, 2018




Al-Debei, M. M., & Avison, D. (2010). Developing a unified framework of the
business model concept. European Journal of Information Systems, 19(3),

Bouwman, H., de Vos, H., & Haaker, T. (Eds.). (2008). Mobile service
innovation and business models. Springer Science & Business Media.

De Reuver, M., Bouwman, H., & Haaker, T. (2013). Business model roadmapping:
A practical approach to come from an existing to a desired business model.
International Journal of Innovation Management, 17(01), 1340006.

El Sawy, O. A., & Pereira, F. (2013). Business Modelling in the Dynamic
Digital Space. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Fielt, E. (2014). Conceptualising business models: Definitions, frameworks
and classifications. Journal of Business Models, 1(1), 85-105.

Foss, N. J., & Saebi, T. (2017). Fifteen years of research on business model
innovation: How far have we come, and where should we go?. Journal of
Management, 43(1), 200-227.

Heikkilä, M., Bouwman, H., Heikkilä, J., Haaker, T., Lopez-Nicolas, C., &
Riedl, A. (2016). Business Model Innovation Paths and Tools. In Bled

Osterwalder, A., & Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business model generation: a handbook
for visionaries, game changers, and challengers. John Wiley & Sons.

Osterwalder, A., & Pigneur, Y. (2013). Designing business models and similar
strategic objects: the contribution of IS. Journal of the Association for
information systems, 14(5), 237.


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