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