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Radical Business Model Transformation

Radical Business Model Transformation

Gaining the Competitive Edge in a Disruptive World

Carsten Linz, Günter Müller-Stewens, Alexander Zimmermann


A practical guide to how to fundamentally transform your business model and outsmart the competition

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About the book

Many companies have a well-established business model. However, today companies are often relying on a business model that was fundamentally suited to a different era. As organizations try to adapt to a new environment they risk relying on improvements that only scratch the surface of developing a radically different value proposition. Based on rigorous research of companies that have successfully and radically re-designed their business model, Radical Business Model Transformation shows why they made the leap, what they had to do to achieve it and how it has transformed the potential for their organizations.

Radical Business Model Transformation
provides a roadmap that will enable organizations to benchmark how far they have crossed the line to making a radical transformation, as well as a toolkit for diagnosing the type of transformation made. Case studies of organizations that have crossed the line to a more transformative business include Daimler, SAP, Xerox, Atlas Copco, Infosys and Netflix. The book highlights what is needed to take up the leadership challenge required for adopting a radical business model transformation as well as providing a manual for how to do it. This book is essential reading for professionals and students interested in ensuring that their business model is future-proof to withstand a new proliferation of digital innovations that set to transform the business landscape.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Why Business Models Need To Radically Shift;
    • Chapter - 01: Taking Consequences From Digitization And Servitization;
    • Chapter - 02: Assessing Your Current Business Model;
    • Chapter - 03: Moving From Small Tweaks To Radical Shifts;
  • Section - TWO: How To Lead A Radical Shift Of Your Business Model;
    • Chapter - 04: Shifting The Level Of Inclusiveness;
    • Chapter - 05: Shifting The Level Of Customization;
    • Chapter - 06: Sequenzing Multiple Radical Shifts;
  • Section - THREE: Learning From Successful Transformational Organizations;
    • Chapter - 07: Case Studies Of Companies Shifting Radically The Level Of Inclusiveness;
    • Chapter - 08: Case Studies Of Companies Shifting Radically The Level Of Customization;
    • Chapter - 09: Case Studies Of Companies That Sequence Multiple Radical Shifts;
  • Section - FOUR: How To Move Forward;
    • Chapter - 10: Mastering The Transformational Leadership Challenge;
    • Chapter - 11: Navigating With The Business Model Transformation Manual;

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480455
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd January 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 240 pages

About the Author

Dr. Carsten Linz is an entrepreneurial leader and business transformation mastermind with 20 years of track record. He successfully started and developed several new €100 mio. businesses and led organizations as well as transformation programs with up to 600 employees. As Business Development Officer at SAP SE he repeatably leads the build-up and scale-out of new businesses.

Prof. Dr. Günter Müller-Stewens is Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Institute of Management at the University of St. Gallen. His main research interest is corporate strategy.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zimmermann
is an Assistant Professor of Organization and Strategic Management and the Project Manager for the Center for Organizational Excellence (CORE) at the University of St. Gallen. His main research interest is how firms can reconcile trade-offs such as innovation vs. efficiency or economic vs. social value creation through strategy, organization, and leadership.

Carsten Linz

Günter Müller-Stewens

Alexander Zimmermann