Tag Archives: Business Model Innovation

Why are business models important for sustainability innovations? Because they are “the flexible thing in the middle”!

During my PhD defense one of my supervisors (to whom I am really thankful!) asked this question: Okay, what you are saying is that business models are the ‘flexible thing in the middle,’ and that’s why they are important for the success of sustainability innovations. So, that’s all? Um, yes. Hm. To be honest, I […]

New SBM PhD thesis on “Business Models for Sustainability Innovation”

On Friday, 13th December, SBM blogger Florian Lüdeke-Freund defended his cumulative PhD thesis “Business Models for Sustainability Innovation – Conceptual Foundations and the Case of Solar Energy”. Below you find a brief summary, an overview of the articles included in the thesis, and the defence presentation. Summary This cumulative dissertation deals with the relationships between […]

Business Model Innovation and Sustainability Transitions (Matthew J. Hannon)

A post by Dr. Matthew J. Hannon,  Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. Setting the Scene There is a growing consensus that many of the current systems we rely on to satisfy our human needs (e.g. comfort, mobility, nutrition etc.) are fundamentally unsustainable. Consequently, there is a pressing need to both swiftly and radically reconfigure […]