Conscription of Network Business Models
Heikkilä, M., & Heikkilä, J. (2010). Conscription of Network Business Models. The IUP Journal of Business Strategy, vii (4).
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As enterprises focus increasingly on core competencies, the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing between organisations is greatly enhanced. This article examines the development of knowledge sharing during the initial exploratory stages of an emerging business network. We demonstrate how the business model can serve as a tool for spanning organisational boundaries. Through developing a business model, network enterprises can learn to understand each other, create common concepts within their business network and evaluate feasibility of the endeavour.
PublisherICFAI University Press