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Business model innovation, strategic information and the role of analyst firms

Stone, Merlin, Timms, Lucy and Aravopoulou, Eleni (2017) Business model innovation, strategic information and the role of analyst firms. The Bottom Line, 30 (2). ISSN 0888-045X

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of analysts in providing information to support business model innovation. Design/methodology/approach ? This article is based on initial research by two of the co-authors on business models (Sttott et all. 2016), to which is added the experience of members of the team in working in strategic analyst firms or in working closely with clients of business analyst firms and further secondary data. Findings - The findings of this paper show that analysts could do more to help their clients capture the opportunities and meet the threats of business model innovation, but this may require business leaders and analyst firms to think differently about their mutual relationship, particularly the briefs that clients provide analysts and how analysts aggregate information to provide a clearer picture of business model choices and their likely consequences. Research limitations/implication - Needs confirmation of views by primary empirical research. Practical implications - Identifies the need for firms to brief their analysts to provide much enhanced information concerning business model opportunities and threats. Originality/value - Highlights the gap in the discussion of information provision to business leaders concerning business model innovation requirements and threats.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Business models, innovation, competitive strategy, information technology, analysts
Depositing User: Leah Maughan


Item ID: 13919
ISSN: 0888-045X
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 10:36
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 10:36


Author: Merlin Stone
Author: Lucy Timms
Author: Eleni Aravopoulou

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Business School

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