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International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital


Special Issue on: "Intellectual Capital as a Useful Perspective in Understanding Business Model Innovations"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo, Spain
Prof. Göran Roos, Intellectual Capital Services Ltd., UK [Also Visiting Professor, Cranfield University Centre for Business Performance; Visiting Professor, Finís Nacional Research Institute – VTT; Socio-director, B+I STRATEGY Sarl]

The aim is to further the understanding of business model innovation through the application of the intellectual capital lens. A business model is a representation of how an organisation goes about doing what it does. With the emergence of e.g. the internet we have seen the emergence of new ways of doing "the same old business", e.g distribution on-line for music, as well as the emergence of new previously non-existent businesses e.g. video-conferencing. There has been a considerable amount of literature around e-businesses [see e.g. Afuah, A. and C. Tucci, Internet Business Models and Strategies. 2nd ed. 2003, Boston: McGraw Hill.] and also more generally but still with high emphasis on the e-side [see e.g. Osterwalder, A. and Y Pigneur, Investigating the Use of the Business Model Concept through Interviews, ICEB 2004].

We are looking for more general insight specifically around business model innovations drawing on technological developments other than the internet [although these are also welcome], be that in, for example, nanotechnology, biotechnology, material science, ICT, design science, neuron-economics or anthropological consumer research.

The objective is to capture state of the art in our understanding of business model innovation and how this understanding is enhanced by the use of the intellectual capital lens. The objective is further that these insights should be expressed in such a way that they can be acted upon by managers with a reasonably predictable performance improvement outcome.

Academics and practicing mangers are the main targeted readership with consultants as the secondary readership.

Subject Coverage
This special topic forum seeks both conceptual and empirical contributions. Empirical research employing multiple methods, conceptual papers utilising a variety of theoretical perspectives, and manuscripts addressing multiple levels of analysis (e.g., micro, meso, and macro) are especially encouraged. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Business models
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual capital
  • Knowledge development models
  • Strategy
  • Revenue models
  • Relationship models
  • Value configurations
  • Value propositions
  • IC navigators
  • Distribution channel models
  • Customer and consumer relationship models
  • Cost models

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submissions should be sent no later than: 15 September 2007