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The Role of Business Model Innovation for Product Innovation Performance

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  • Bengtsson, Lars

    () (Faculty of Engineering, Lund University)

  • Tavassoli, Sam

    () (RMIT)

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We analyze the effect of Business Model Innovation (BMI) on the product innovation performance of firms, based on a dynamic capabilities theoretical framework. Our empirical study is based on a large-scale representative sample of cross-industry Swedish firms participating in the last three waves of the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) from 2006–2012. Our findings provide support for the dynamics capabilities theoretical framework as well as broad evidence of a significant and positive association between BMI and product innovation performance. Our results imply that BMI in the form of product innovations combined with different complementary innovations will act as isolating mechanisms towards replication by competitors. Therefore, managers should frame product innovations as part of a business model innovation and dynamically adapt the key elements of the firm’s business model.

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  • Bengtsson, Lars & Tavassoli, Sam, 2018. "The Role of Business Model Innovation for Product Innovation Performance," Papers in Innovation Studies 2018/4, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
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    Keywords

    Business model innovation; Business models; Dynamic capabilities; product innovation; Innovation performance; Community Innovation Survey;

    JEL classification:

    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D

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