There has been growing interest on business models among academics and practitioners in recent years, as business model describes how an organization creates, distributes and captures value and, therefore, can be considered the DNA of the organization. Recently, factors related to digital transformation, the vital role of sustainability and social aspects, along with an increasing globalization, have pushed towards radical transformations in business models.

This book aims to further our knowledge on business model innovation in new contexts of analysis and with new perspectives of investigation. Insights from business model innovation are presented from studies focusing on start-ups, small businesses and large businesses to provide a bigger picture on new dynamics connected to digital transformation, sustainability, new global relationships. As such, the scope is on new ways to create value, new components and dynamics (such as digitalization and sustainability) concerning the key elements of the business model (value creation, value configuration and value capture), and new relationships between actors that may foster business model innovation.

It represents a valuable resource for practitioners willing to innovate business models, academics aiming at finding new research lines, and students keen to learn more about business models.

chapter 1|10 pages

The Relevance of Business Model in the Current Era

ByS.M. Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, Gabriele Santoro

chapter 2|17 pages

The Impact of Social Media on Business Model Innovation

Importance of Key Opinion Leader, User-Generated Contents, and Interactivity of the Network Community
ByRajibul Hasan, Yuelin Teng, S.M. Riad Shams

chapter 3|12 pages

Influencers’ Impact on Business Model Innovation in the Luxury Personal Goods Industry

ByRajibul Hasan, Malvika Billa

chapter 5|22 pages

Identifying the Driving Factors for Employee Retention in Mergers and Acquisitions

An In-depth Literature Review Analysis
ByNakis Atoniou, Demetris Vrontis, Alkis Thrassou, Ioanna Papasolomou

chapter 6|9 pages

The Business Model Falls in LOVE

The Emotional Engagement of a Business
ByVeronica Scuotto, Manlio Del Giudice

chapter 7|22 pages

A Value Capture Model

Talent Management and Its Role on Affective Commitment and Turnover Intentions
ByHande Özek, Paolo Del Conte

chapter 8|16 pages

Digital Platforms for Circular Business Model Innovation

A Case-Study to Tackle Food Waste
ByPaola De Bernardi, Alberto Bertello, Canio Forliano

chapter 9|16 pages

Sustainable Development as a Business Advantage in Real Estate

ByEvangelia Gklezakou, Alkis Thrassou, Yioula Melanthiou

chapter 10|22 pages

A Study on (Plug-in Hybrid) Electric Vehicle Adoption

Case Study of Toyota in Dubai and Sydney
ByAmit Dutta, Gayathri Goonaratne, Balakrishna Grandhi

chapter 11|14 pages

Business Model Reconfiguration during COVID-19

A Stakeholder-based View to Capitalise on Social Opportunities
ByChiara Civera, Bob Doherty, Alex Murdock, Carmen Parra

chapter 12|9 pages

Business Model Innovation

What Present? What Future?
ByS. M. Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos, Gabriele Santoro