In corporate practice, business models are of high importance and use - for example for strategic analysis of competition and success. In recent years the topic has become increasingly important within the research area. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the art. Moreover, it discusses management tools and successful case studies of business model management.
"In dynamic and complex markets a well thought out business model can be a critical factor for the success of a company. Bernd Wirtz vividly conveys how business models can be employed for strategic competition and success analysis. He structures and explains the major theoretical approaches in the literature and practical solutions in an easy and understandable way. Numerous examples from business practice highlight the importance of business models in the context of strategic management. The book has the potential to become a benchmark on the topic of business models in the German-speaking world."
Hermann-Josef Lamberti, Member of the Board and COO, Deutsche Bank AG
"The business environment has become increasingly complex. Due to changing conditions, the executive board of a company is confronted with growing challenges and increasing uncertainty. Thus, a holistic understanding of the corporate production and performance systems is becoming more and more important. At this point, Bernd W. Wirtz introduces and presents the concept of the structured discussion of the own business model. Business models present operational service processes in aggregated form. This holistic approach channels the attention of management, supports a sound understanding of relationships and facilitates the adaptation of the business to changing conditions. The management of business models is thus an integrated management concept. Through the conceptual presentation of complex issues the author makes a valuable contribution to the current literature. In particular, the referenced case studies from various industries make the book clear and very applicable to practice."
Dr. Lothar Steinebach, Member of the Board and CFO, Henkel AG
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