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Bibliographic References on New Business Models

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by Marc Le Menestrel (17/02/2012)

Relevant articles on Health Care, Oncology and Social Innovation:

Innovating for More Affordable Health Care (2011). Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Mostert. S. & al. (2011) Effect of Corruption on Medical Care in Low-Income Countries. Pediatric Blood Cancer, DOI 10.1002/pbc.

Denburg et al. (2011) Pediatric Oncology Research in Low Income Countries: Ethical Concepts and Challenges. Pediatric Blood Cancer, DOI 10.1002/pbc.23419.

Jason Hwang and Clayton M. Christensen (2008) Disruptive Innovation In Health Care Delivery: A Framework For Business-Model Innovation. Health Affairs, Vol. 27, 5, 1329-1335.

Mainly based on previous work on Business Model innovation by C. Christensen, this article focuses on disruptive innovation for hospitals and general healthcare in the US (8 pages).

Regina E. Herzlinger (2006). Why Innovation In Health Care Is So Hard. Harvard Business Review.

An article on impediments to innovation in healthcare

Articles on new business models especially for social innovation or around social entrepreurship:

Kelly, M. : "Not Just for Profits", Strategy and Business magazine, spring 2009.

Boyd Cohen, Monika I. Winn (2007) Market imperfections, opportunity and sustainable entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing 22, 29– 49.

Julie Battilana and Matthew Lee, "It Takes a Village to Raise an Entrepreneur". HBR Blog Network, May 24, 2012.

Julie Battilana and Matthew Lee discuss the recent growth of "hybrid" organizations that integrate aspects of business to address long-standing social problems, as well as the challenges faced by such organizations in regard to legal status, funding, customers and beneficiaries, and creating balanced organizational cultures. They call for the building of a "village" capable of incubating hybrid entrepreneurs - not only a new generation of hybrid entrepreneurs, but a new generation of employees, regulators, and consumers to support and grow along with these ventures.

Julie Battilana, Matthew Lee, John Walker, & Cheryl Dorsey. "In Search of the Hybrid Ideal". Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2012

In the first large-scale, quantitative study of nascent social entrepreneurs, researchers from Harvard Business School and Echoing Green examine the rise of hybrid organizations that combine aspects of nonprofits and for-profits and the challenges hybrids face as they attempt to integrate traditionally separate organizational models.

Articles on business models and innovation in general:

David J. Teece (2010) Business Models, Business Strategy and Innovation. Long Range Planning 43, 172-194.

This is an economist’s take on relationships among business models, strategy, and innovation, rather generalist, using several examples such as Netflix or Dell, a dense reading (23 pages).

Christoph Zott and Raphael Amit (2010). Business Model Design: An Activity System Perspective. Long Range Planning 43, 216-226.

Business models conceptualized as a system of interdependent activities, that companies can design with a purpose to both create value for the ecosystem and appropriate part of that value (11 pages)

Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Jorge Tarzijan (2012). When One Business Model Isn’t Enough. Harvard Business Review. January-February.

A practical example of a choice to compete with multiple business models in airline industry for LAN (6 pages)

Zhenya Lindgardt, Martin Reeves, Georges Stalk, and Michael S. Deimler (2009) Business Model Innovation: When the Game Gets Tough, Change the Game. Boston Consulting Group.

A consultant’s take on business model innovation, with several interesting examples and another definition by BCG (9 pages)

Christoph Zott, Raphael Amit and Lorenzo Massa (2011).The Business Model: Recent Developments and Future Research. Journal of Management.

Literature review for further "academic" angle on the business model debate. Scholars do not always agree on what a business model is, and that the literature is developing largely in silos, according to the phenomena of interest to the respective researchers. (25 pages)