A new open access article connecting sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and business models. I am discussing the following issue in this article: Why should sustainability-driven entrepreneurs care about business models?
Why is it so difficult to provide a comprehensive overview of circular economy business models? The answer is simple: because there are so many of them.
"Sharing Economy Revisited" - Our new article with Sarah Netter and Esben R.G. Pedersen is freely available from the Journal of Cleaner Production until 24th April: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1YgP33QCo9UqJ7
Our article "A Review and Typology of Circular Economy Business Model Patterns" is part of a special feature of the Journal of Industrial Ecology on "Digging Deeper into the Circular Economy". The articles in this special feature are available for free!
Our new study presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of presently known business model patterns that hold the potential to contribute to the diffusion of ecologically and socially beneficial innovations.
‘Sharing economy’ businesses are becoming ever more present. Yet their impacts and value trade-offs are not well understood. We explored these impacts through a multiple-case study.
A Framework and Workshop Method for Values-Based Business Modelling
Summary In this paper we explore the role of leadership in enabling and accelerating the impact of strategic sustainability initiatives. We do this by first identifying the central integration challenges that strategic sustainability presents through an examination of the five levels of the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD). We identify the importance of relational … Continue reading Relational Leadership for Strategic Sustainability – Practices and Capabilities to Advance the Design and Assessment of Sustainable Business Models (2017)
Summary The relevance of business models for corporate performance in general and corporate sustainability in particular has been widely acknowledged in the literature while sustainable entrepreneurship research has started to explore contributions to the sustainability transformation of markets and society. Particularities of the business models of sustainable niche market pioneers have been identified in earlier … Continue reading Business Models for Sustainability – A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation (2016)
Summary While a consensus appears to have evolved among many sustainability researchers and practitioners that sustainable development at the societal level is not very likely without the sustainable development of organizations, the business model as a key initiating component of corporate sustainability has only recently moved into the focus of sustainability management research. Apparently, the … Continue reading Business Models for Sustainability – Origins, Present Research, and Future Avenues (2016)