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Organizing for Sustainability

A Guide to Developing New Business Models

Authors: Jonker, Jan, Faber, Niels

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  • This book is supported by a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by the authors, follow for free as off September 1st 2021
  • Contains a variety of teaching resources, with case studies, glossary, and five alternative routes to use the template
  • Reconceptualises the notion of value creation with the demands of sustainability, circularity and social inclusivity
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About this Textbook

This upper-level Open Access textbook aims to educate students and professionals on how to develop business models that have a positive impact on people, society, and the social and ecological environment. It explores a different view of how to organize value creation, from a focus on an almost exclusively monetary value creation to one that creates positive impact through multiple values.

The book offers students and entrepreneurs a structured approach based through the Business Model Template (BMT). It consists of three stages and ten building blocks to facilitate the development of a business model. Users, be they students or practitioners, need to choose from one of the three offered business model archetypes, namely the platform, community, or circular business models. Each archetype offers a dedicated logic for vale creation. The book can be used to develop a business model from scratch (turning an idea into a working prototype) or to transform an existing business model into one of the three archetypes. Throughout the book extra sources, links to relevant online video clips, assignments and literature are offered to facilitate the development process.

This book will be of interest to students studying the development of business models, sustainable management, innovation, and value creation. It will also be of interest executives, and professionals such as consultants or social entrepreneurs seeking further education.


About the authors

Jan Jonker is a specialist in the field of sustainability and circularity. He is employed as a professor at the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) at Radboud University Nijmegen (RU – Holland) where he holds the chair of ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship’. From 2014–2016 he also held the Chaire d’ Excellence Pierre de Fermat position at the Toulouse Business School (TBS) in Toulouse (France). From 2017–2018 he was also the chairholder of the Emile Francqui Chair at the Free University in Brussels, Belgium. Professor Jonker’s research interests are at the crossroads of management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development (SD); specifically, the development of strategies for sustainability and related (new) business models. 

Niels Faber is assistant professor of Circular Entrepreneurship at the Campus Fryslân Faculty of the University of Groningen in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands) and lecturer-researcher at the International Business School and Knowledge Centre Bio-based Economy of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen (the Netherlands).His research focuses on the organisational aspects of, and business models for, sustainability and the circular economy. 

 


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Speaking of Transition

    Pages 1-17

    Jonker, Jan (et al.)

  • Business Modelling

    Pages 19-33

    Jonker, Jan (et al.)

  • Motive and Context

    Pages 37-46

    Jonker, Jan (et al.)

  • The Dream

    Pages 47-55

    Jonker, Jan (et al.)

  • The Value Proposition

    Pages 57-71

    Jonker, Jan (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-78157-6
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-78156-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organizing for Sustainability
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Developing New Business Models
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-78157-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78157-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-78156-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 242
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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