Track 9: Innovation and Business Models

Everyone can witness the profound impact of Innovation in information and communication technology on our economies and societies. This track calls for research that examines how innovative technologies influence the design of intra- and inter-organizational processes and enables new ways of designing and managing innovation, e.g., open innovation or the crowd-based generation of innovation.
Moreover, many companies have to rethink their business models or create new and innovative business models due to relentless innovation in ICT. In this context, innovation in information and communication technology offer many opportunities for both IT-related industries, e.g., software vendors, as well as for other fields, e.g., cyber-physical systems, social media and digital life. Even for traditional industries ICT can dramatically transform sales channels and value chains. Since IT plays an important role in the development of new business models, this track also covers IT-based support for of business model generation and the representation of business models in IT systems. Here, we encourage research that consolidates, develops, and evaluates methods and tools supporting the representation, generation, and analysis of business models.

The list of topics mentioned below is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. Insightful artifacts, new functionalities of information systems, and methods as well as analytical, conceptual, design oriented, empirical, and theoretical approaches using any kind of research method are within the scope.

  • Innovation Management and IT-based Development of Products and Services
  • Methods of Software Development and Innovation
  • Open Innovation and Interactive Value Creation
  • Innovation Communities and Innovation Markets
  • Tools for Innovation Development
  • IT Innovation Management
  • Business Models within Software and IT Industry
  • Business Models and Applications in Social Media and Digital Life
  • Service Business Models
  • Methods and IT-based tools for Development and Management of Business Models
  • Evaluation of Methods and Tools for Innovation and Business Model development
  • Theoretical Foundations of Business Models
  • Mobile Application Systems
  • Software Economics
Track Chairs
Prof. Dr. Tilo Böhmann, University of Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Program Committee
Dr. Kathrin Bergener, University of Münster, Germany
Dr. Paul Drews, University of Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Georg Herzwurm, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christine Legner, University of Lausanne, Switzerland 
Prof. Dr. André Miede, Saarland University, Germany
Dr. Matthias Söllner, University of Kassel, Germany, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Spaeth, University of Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit, University of Augsburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kock, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Dr. Dirk Lüttgens, RWTH Aachen, Germany
JProf. Dr. Mario Schaarschmidt, University of Koblenz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Martin Spann, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Dr. Novica Zarvic, Osnabrück University, Germany
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