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A State-of-the-Art Literature Review of the Business Model Concept in the IS Discipline

Abstract : Business model (BM) research in the Information Systems (IS) field emphasizes a lack of consensus in the BM definition, still considered vague and fuzzy after more than a decade of research. With this paper we offer a semantic analysis of BM definitions adopted in the IS domain for the selected period of time 2009-2014. Using a structured methodology, we review the titles and abstracts of 108 articles from IS literature, examine a significant subset of 50 articles and code 22 BM definitions. Our work makes three main contributions. First, presenting a BM definition schema, it is helpful in assuaging the fuzziness associated with the business model definition. Second, it presents a methodized technique for a semantic complete and repeatable analysis. Finally, it discusses the current limitations of the BM definition and offers the basis for future research.
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Giulia Pozzi, Federico Pigni, Claudio Vitari, Giacomo Buonanno, Elisabetta Raguseo. A State-of-the-Art Literature Review of the Business Model Concept in the IS Discipline. itAIS-Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems Conference, 2014, Genova, Italy. ⟨halshs-01924218⟩



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