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Business model risk and uncertainty factors: Toward building and maintaining profitable and sustainable business models

Anne-Sophie Brillinger, Christian Els, Björn Schäfer and Beate Bender

Business Horizons, 2020, vol. 63, issue 1, 121-130

Abstract: Business models and business model innovation—and particularly their opportunities—have been a popular topic recently, but we find the extant literature on the subject lacking. The risk and uncertainty aspect typical of business models has not been sufficiently addressed. We draw upon the existing literature and triangulate results with an extensive expert group interview to identify 28 risk and uncertainty factor groups, creating a checklist that can be used as the first step in an integrative business model risk management process for existing and new iterations. With an established process for managing and identifying risk in business models, managers can make more conscious and well-informed decisions.

Keywords: Business model; Business model risk; Business model uncertainty; Risk management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.bushor.2019.09.009

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