Author Archives: Frederik Plewnia

Papers in Brief (XXIII): Bocken, Schuit & Kraaijenhagen (2018): Experimenting with a circular business model: Lessons from eight cases

Experimentation is an essential capability to innovate business models for sustainability. We conducted action research with eight case companies doing business experimentation and developed and applied a Circular Business Experiment Cycle.


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PhD studentship at University of Exeter: “Digital technologies and business model innovations for the circular economy”

The University of Exeter is inviting applications for a fully funded PhD studentship on “Digital technologies and business model innovations for the circular economy”: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3036 This project will investigate how to use disruptive digital technologies (e.g. internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, 3D printing and cloud computing) to achieve circular economy; and which […]

Papers in Brief (XXII): Yang, Vladimirova & Evans (2017): Creating and Capturing Value through Sustainability: The Sustainable Value Analysis Tool

Based on our theoretical research on the value uncaptured perspective for sustainable business model innovation, a practical tool, the Sustainable Value Analysis Tool was developed to help firms discover opportunities to create and capture value through sustainability.

Papers in Brief (XXI): Bidmon & Knab (2018): The three roles of business models in societal transitions

This paper offers a conceptual link between business model and transition literature. It describes three distinct roles in which business models impact sustainability transitions.

Papers in Brief (XX): Plewnia & Guenther (2018): Mapping the sharing economy for sustainability research

Based on a literature review, a typology for sharing economy activities was developed. This typology can guide sustainability research and inspire business model innovation.

5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy – 28/29 June 2018, Mannheim, Germany

The i-share team is delighted to invite academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and everyone else who is interested in research on the sharing economy to Mannheim, Germany for the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.