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A conceptual framework for measuring airline business model convergence

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  • Daft, Jost
  • Albers, Sascha
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    This paper develops a measurement framework that synthesizes the airline and strategy literature to identify relevant dimensions and elements of airline business models. The applicability of this framework for describing airline strategies and structures and, based on this conceptualization, for assessing the potential convergence of airline business models over time is then illustrated using a small sample of five German passenger airlines. For this sample, the perception of a rapprochement of business models can be supported. This paper extends the mostly qualitative and anecdotal literature on convergence in the airline industry and provides a platform for further empirical convergence studies. --

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    Paper provided by University of Cologne, Department of Business Policy and Logistics in its series Working Paper Series with number 110.

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    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:ucdbpl:110

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    Keywords: airline strategy; convergence; business models;

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    1. Shafer, Scott M. & Smith, H. Jeff & Linder, Jane C., 2005. "The power of business models," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 48(3), pages 199-207.
    2. Doganova, Liliana & Eyquem-Renault, Marie, 2009. "What do business models do?: Innovation devices in technology entrepreneurship," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(10), pages 1559-1570, December.
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