Business Model Dynamics — Towards a Dynamic Framework of Business Model Components

Julian Krumeich, Dirk Werth, Peter Loos

In: Darshana Sedera, Norbert Gronau, Mary Sumner. Enterprise Systems. Strategic, Organizational, and Technological Dimensions. Seiten 190-215 LNBIP 198 ISBN 978-3-319-17586-7 Springer 2015.


Since the mid-1990s, in the course of the rising commercial use of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the transformation of traditional to digital business, the business model concept has prevailed as a promising unit of analysis. To describe business models, they are typically broken down into single business model components. However, there is a lack of knowledge on the dynamics between them, i.e. which dependencies and interdependencies exist between business model components. Hence, a successful transformation and innovation of business models still remain a heavy task without having such knowledge on the internal behavior. Thus, this paper provides a comprehensive analysis of business model literature aiming to discover structural relations between business model components. This was achieved by analyzing numerous individual literature sources. In pursuing this explorative approach, a large number of dependencies and interdependencies could be discovered and mapped onto the unifying Business Model Component Framework, which was developed prior to this study.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence