Books and Academic Papers on internet business models

Business Model Generation - This is the most practical, eye-opening business model book you will ever read! The famous Business Model Canvas (first presented in this book) is the number one business model framework both for practitioners and academic researchers. Start with this one if you are new to business model research.
The Business Model: Theoretical Roots, Recent Developments, and Future Research (PDF) - The Business Model: Theoretical Roots, Recent Developments, and Future Research - a research paper thoroughly reviewing the actual academic literature on business models; by Christoph Zott, Raphael Amit and Lorenzo Massa, University of Navarra, Spain (2010)
Do some business models perfom better than others? (PDF) - a working paper from MIT, analyzing different business model archetypes by studying the 1000 largest US Firms (2004)
The Utility Business Model and the Future of Computing Services (PDF) - Dr. Rappa's classification of internet business models and an overview of other authors' classifications, IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, (2004)
The Abundance of Simple Business Models on the World Wide Web - an online paper by Michael Featherstone and Dr. Allan Ellis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia (2005)
The Role of the Business Model in Capturing Value from Innovation (PDF) - a working paper by Henry Chesbrough and Richard S. Rosenbloom, Harvard Business School (2002)
An e-Business Model Ontology for Modeling E-Business (PDF) - by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2002)
B2B E-Commerce Hubs: Towards a Taxonomy of Business Models (PDF) - by Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago) and Mohanbir Sawhney (Northwestern University), (1999)
Business models for electronic markets (PDF) - a classification of internet business models by Paul Timmers (1998)
The Truth About Internet Business Models (PDF) - The Truth about Internet Business Models by Jeffrey F. Rayport: "In the end, an e-business is just another business."
The Changing Software Business: From Products to Services and Other New Business Models (PDF) - a working paper by Michael Cusumano from MIT (2007)
Business Models That Last: Balancing Products and Services in Software and Other Industries (PDF) - a working paper by Michael Cusumano from MIT (2003)
An Economic Map of the Internet - a working paper by Shawn O'Donnell from MIT (2002)
In Search of an Internet Business Model in Online Entertainment (PDF) - a working paper on business models in online entertaninment; by Ola Henfridsson, Helena Holmström and Ole Hanseth, Göteborg University, Sweden (2000)
Concepts of Customer-Orientation (PDF) - Internet Business Model for Customer-driven Output; a working paper by Christian Scheer and Peter Loos, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany (2002)
The Economics of Digital Business Models - A Framework for Analyzing the Economics of Platforms: a publication by Eric Brousseau (Université Paris X Nanterre) and Thierry Pénard (Université de Rennes I ), published in the Review of Network Economics (2007)
FROM PLACE TO SPACE: Migrating to Profitable Electronic Commerce Business Models - an MIT Sloan working paper on the profitability of e-commerce business models; by Jeanne W. Ross, Michael R. Vitale and Peter Weill from MIT (2001)
Analyzing the Financial Characteristics of Internet Firms - Are They So Different from Traditional Firms? - a working paper analyzing the financial character of Internet companies; by Yolanda Fuertes and José Antonio Lainez Gadea, University of Zaragoza, Spain (2006)
Essays on Electronic Business models and their evaluation (PDF) - Essays on Electronic Business models and their evaluation (PDF) by Aleksi Horsti, Helsinki School of Economics (2007)
Business Modelling is not Process Modelling (PDF) - Business Modelling is not Process Modelling by Jaap Gordijn, Hans Akkermans and Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Holland (2001)
Re-thinking E-commerce Business Modelling in Terms of Interactivity (PDF) - Re-thinking E-commerce Business Modelling in Terms of Interactivity by Ulf Essler and Randall Whitaker, Stockholm School of Economics and Umeå University (2001)
Analyzing the taxonomy of Internet business models using graphs - Analyzing the taxonomy of Internet business models using graphs by Chiou-Pirng Wang and KwaiChow Chan
Business models of news Web sites: A survey of empirical trends and expert opinion - Business models of news Web sites: A survey of empirical trends and expert opinion by Frederick Schiff
A social network caught in the Web - A social network caught in the Web by Lada A. Adamic, Orkut Buyukkokten, and Eytan Adar
A Taxonomy of Internet commerce - A Taxonomy of Internet commerce by Paul Bambury (2006)
Capturing the Dynamics of eBusiness models: The eBusiness Analysis Framework and the Electronic Trading Infrastructure (PDF) - 15th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference (2002) by Sean T. McGann and Kalle Lyytinen
Impacts of Globalization on E-Commerce Adoption and Firm Performance: A Cross-Country Investigation (PDF) - a working paper by Kenneth L. Kraemer, Jennifer Gibbs and Jason Dedrick, University of California, Irvine (2002)
Do We Need a "Real" Taxonomy of e-Business Models? (PDF) - a research paper by Susan Lambert, School of Commerce Flinders University, Australia
Meeting Consumer Needs on the Internet: Successful Business Models (PDF) a research paper by Francis Pereira, and Elizabeth Fife, Marshall School of Business University of Southern California
Simulation modelling towards e-business models development (PDF) - Simulation modelling towards e-business models development by Vesna Bosilj Vuksic, Mojca Indihar Stemberger and Jurij Jaklic
Value creation in E-business (PDF) - Value creation in E-business by Raphael Amiti (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) and Christoph Zott (INSEAD, Fontainebleau Cedex, France). An article from the Strategic Management Journal, exploring the theoretical foundations of value creation in e-business by examining 59 publicly traded corporations in America and Europe.
The Emergence of Simple Business Models on the World Wide Web (PDF) - The Emergence of Simple Business Models on the World Wide Web, a research thesis by Michael D. Featherstone, Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia (2006)
Capturing the Dynamics of eBusiness Models: The eBusiness Analysis Framework and the Electronic Trading Infrastructure (PDF) - Capturing the Dynamics of eBusiness Models: The eBusiness Analysis Framework and the Electronic Trading Infrastructure a research paper by Sean T. McGann and Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University, USA (2005)
A Review of the Electronic Commerce Literature to Determine the Meaning of the Term 'Business Model' (PDF) - A Review of the Electronic Commerce Literature to Determine the Meaning of the Term Business Model by Susan Lambert, School of Commerce Flinders University of South Australia (2006)
Frameworks for Classifying e-Business Concepts and Solutions (PDF) - Frameworks for Classifying e-Business Concepts and Solutions by Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen (Helsinki School of Economics) and Andrew Urbaczewski (Washington State University), (2001)
Business models for Internet-based e-procurement systems and B2B electronic markets (PDF) - Business models for Internet-based e-procurement systems and B2B electronic markets: an exploratory assesment by Qizhi Dai and Robert J. Kauffman, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (2000)
Hal Varian: 14 free business models (PDF) - Copying and Copyright: 14 free business model examples by Hal R. Varian, Chief Economist of Google (2004)


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