Business Model Conference 2018

Business Model Conference 2018

Business Design Center (BDC) at Aalborg University was the organizer of the 2nd annual Business Model Conference, hosted by the University of Florence, Italy, on June 6-7.

Nearly 100 international scholars, postgraduates and industry leaders were gathered at the conference. This year’s program offered two excellent keynote speakers, +50 paper presentations, a dedicated teacher workshop as well as a Doctoral Colloquium, which took place on June 5. Indeed, the two days buzzed with constructive feedback and discussions within the cross-disciplinary field of business models.

Joan Enric Ricart, Professor of Strategic Management at IESE, Spain
Key note speech by Joan Enric Ricart, Professor of Strategic Management at IESE, Spain.


Friendly and supportive community for business model researchers

The objective has been to plan and orchestrate a friendly and supportive community for the scholars of the field. This is one of the ways the Business Model Conference stands out. Another is the fact that researchers are requested to submit in a Short Paper format (four pages, two figures or tables, and max. 25 references) to fast-track the subsequently business model publishing process and thereby, speed up the development of business model research. As a result, a Conference Special Issue will be published in the Journal of Business Models later this year.

Matthias Raith, Professor from Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Teaching Forum presentation by Matthias Raith, Professor from Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany.

Conference dinner
Conference dinner.


Next conference in the United States

Due to the overwhelming success of the conference, a 3rd Business Model Conference has already been announced. The conference will move across the Atlantic and on June 3-4, 2019, it will be hosted by Fordham University in New York, United States.


Further Information

To find more information about the conference, please visit the official Business Model Conference website or contact Conference Organizer Morten Lund, Email: ml@business.aau.dk.


Watch a video from the conference