Business Model Innovation vs. Business Model Inertia: the Role of Disruptive Technologies

Stefan Vorbach*, Harald Wipfler, Sven Schimpf

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This contribution addresses the impact of disruptive technologies on business model innovation. While such technologies have the potential to significantly alter the way in which businesses operate, business model inertia hinders companies from adopting the new technological possibilities. Little research has focused on the difficulties incumbents face when innovating their business models. By reviewing current literature on business model innovation, this paper summarizes challenges companies face when dealing with potential disruptive technologies and creating viable business models.
Translated title of the contributionInnovation vs. Beharrungsvermögen von Geschäftsmodellen: Die Rolle disruptiver Technologien
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382–385
JournalBerg- und hüttenmännische Monatshefte
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017

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