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Internal antecedents for systematic business model innovation : insights from German automotive manufacturers

  • Despite considerable interest from academics and management professionals in creating sustainable, competitive advantages through business model innovation (BMI), and highly-prominent BMI success stories, the contemporary understanding of how company-internal antecedents can enable systematic BMI remains limited. However, this specific knowledge is necessary if companies are to repeatedly exploit BMI's strategic and financial benefits. Therefore, this paper aims to reveal the internal antecedents by applying an in-depth qualitative research approach to the systematic BMI of all five German automotive manufacturers. The results show that systematic BMI is enabled through: 1) unified orientation; 2) dynamic orchestration; 3) flexible operations; 4) adjacent fields, which are underpinned by 16 distinct second-order themes. These findings significantly enhance the theoretical and managerial understanding of the enabling factors for BMI, and contribute unique empirical insights to the ongoing academic debate - particularly from the perspectives of dynamic capabilities and strategic agility.

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Document Type:Article
Language:English
Author:Benedict SeiferleinORCiD, Dominik K. KanbachORCiD, Claudia Lehmann
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Strategic Entrepreneurship
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEIM.2023.129333
Parent Title (English):International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation management
ISSN:1368-275X
Volume:27
Issue:1-2
Date of Publication (online):2023/02/23
First Page:19
Last Page:50
Tag:Business model innovation; Enabling factors; German automotive industry; Internal antecedents; Support conditions
Content Focus:Academic Audience
Peer Reviewed:Yes
Rankings:AJG Ranking / 1
VHB Ranking / C
SJR Ranking / Q3
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich gesch├╝tzt