Tooling for internet-of-things business model exploration: A design science research approach

Alexia Athanasopoulou, Timber Haaker, Mark de Reuver

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Attention to business models (BM) is increasing as digital technologies are transforming enterprises in many industries. Technological disruptions such as the Internet of Things (IoT) force enterprises to rethink their BM to create and capture value. Even though the need for business model innovation (BMI) may be clear, how to change a BM is not always obvious, and often requires extensive BM exploration. Existing BM tools are mainly focused on formalizing one specific BM design rather than facilitating systematic exploration of alternative BMs. In this paper, we provide the preliminary results of a design science research project in which software supported tooling is created to support BM exploration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Twenty-Sixth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Business model tooling
  • Business models
  • Design Science Research
  • Internet of Things


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