Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management

Managing Green Business Model Transformations

Authors: Sommer, Axel

  • Comprehensive framework that is not only based on numerous interviews with management practitioners, but also theoretically substantiated
  • Holistic approach, consideration of different fields of research (organisation theory, strategic management, system dynamics, sustainable development, business models)
  • Practical company examples from various industry sectors (food, transport, automotive, building technology, chemicals, etc.)
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Environmental sustainability creates both tremendous business opportunities and formidable threats to established companies across virtually all industry sectors. Yet many companies tackle the issue in a superficial or passive way, rather than considering fundamental changes to their existing business models. By ignoring the opportunities of Green Business Model Transformations, companies exclude themselves from a large variety of potential means to create economic value. In addition to ordinary product and process innovations, they can change “the rules of the game” within an industry towards environmental sustainability.
Green Business Model Transformations, however, are challenging ventures: New, green business models with all their uncertainties and inherent complex systemic characteristics are difficult to design, assess, and implement successfully, particularly in the context of established companies that often entail complex structures and considerable inertia.
As a result, there is a great need for guidance in management practice. This publication addresses this need with a general approach to Managing Green Business Model Transformations that is based on a broad theoretical foundation, illustrated by many real-world examples from various industry sectors.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Emergence of Green Business Models

    Sommer, Axel

    Pages 3-6

  • Purpose of this Work and Research Approach

    Sommer, Axel

    Pages 7-20

  • Environmental Sustainability in Business

    Sommer, Axel

    Pages 23-47

  • The Business Model Concept as a Unit of Analysis for Management Science

    Sommer, Axel

    Pages 49-91

  • Towards a Taxonomy of Green Business Models

    Sommer, Axel

    Pages 93-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Green Business Model Transformations
Authors
Series Title
Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28848-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28848-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28847-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44787-7
Series ISSN
2194-0541
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 402
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