Master Thesis on Business Model Portfolio Management

The master thesis “Incumbent Firms in the Energy and Chemical Industries from a Business Model Portfolio Perspective” was recently finished under the supervison of ESTT members. The abstract is as follows: Nowadays, it is not unusual for companies to operate several business models at once. By definition, a firm operates a business model portfolio when…

Innovation Talk “Disruptive Technologies and Business Model Innovation”

The fourth Innovation Talk in 2019 was held by Prof. J. Pinkse (Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester). In his talk, Prof. Pinkse shared insights on the changing business model landscape of the energy industry. He showed how new business models have emerged, often finding their source in start-ups, and how large firms…

ESTT at the SMS Conference 2019

ESTT members contributed to the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference in Minneapolis with the paper “Business Model Portfolio Configurations and Firm Performance: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis in the Airline Industry”. The abstract is as follows: Recently, scholars have shifted their attention to studying a firm’s simultaneous operation of multiple BMs, i.e. investigating the emergence…

Innovation Talk “Renewable Energy Community Concepts”

The third Innovation Talk in 2019 was held by an expert in energy market design and grid/market integration of renewable energy technologies, H. Auer from the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien). The talk focused on the competitiveness of different renewable energy community concepts in a smart energy future. After an introduction to the emerging…

Bachelor Thesis on Drivers of Network Effect on Digital Platforms

The bachelor thesis “Drivers of Network Effect on Digital Platforms” was recently finished under the supervision of ESTT members. Here is the abstract: Digital platforms are taking the world by storm. They scale at an unprecedented pace and some appear never to reach a plateau. Unlike traditional firms, platforms do not take ownership of the…

ESTT at the AOM Meeting 2019

ESTT members contributed to the 2019 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting in Boston as follows: Digital Strategizing: Crafting Strategy in the Age of Platforms, Ecosystems, and Online Communities, W. H. Hoffmann and G. Reischauer  Scholarship on value creation and capture on digital platforms, in ecosystems, and through online communities is growing rapidly. However, we still…

ESTT at the EGOS Colloquium 2019

ESTT member G. Reischauer contributed to the EGOS Colloquium 2019 with a paper on openness in practice. The paper examines how organizations that are fully transparent maintain this ideal on a day-to-day basis.