Business Model Innovation
Date: 26th January 2022
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
Speaker: Prof Mark Loon
Professor Mark Loon is a Research Chair of Management and Organisation Studies with the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He was previously the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at Bath Spa University. He has published in Academy of Management Learning and Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Research and Journal of Management Studies. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Paper Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence for a co-authored paper on leadership. He is a Co-Vice Chair of the British Academy of Management’s Management Knowledge and Education Committee and a member of its Peer Review College. He was commissioned by the Oxford University Press to contribute an article on ‘Critical Thinking in Business Research’ published in the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Strategy and HRM with Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, Université d'Aix-Marseille and an honorary scholar at the University of Liverpool. Prior to academia, he had a career in management consulting for over 10 years. He was employed by firms such as Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini and KPMG. Mark has a PhD and a DBA. He was awarded a scholarship by the Australian Federal Government, the highly competitive Australian Postgraduate Award, to complete a PhD. He is a Principal Fellow of the HEA, Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Chartered Scientist, registered with the Science Council, UK.
The growth of research on business model innovation (BMI) has been on an upward trajectory since the early 2000s. A quick search on Scopus shows that publications on the topic has increased annually, except in two years, in the last 21 years. BMI also appears to be a highly popular topic on the Internet. A quick search on Google of the term results in returns with 2.3 million, whereas ‘business model’ returns with about 177 million hits. BMI is quite a ‘versatile’ topic as well. Whilst it has been largely studied in the field of strategic management and innovation, researchers from other fields (e.g., entrepreneurship, marketing and tourism) have also used the construct in their investigations. BMI has been used as the central focus in studies and as a secondary construct e.g. moderating variable (quantitative study) and contextual setting (qualitative research).
Given the research published in this area, has studies on BMI reached ‘saturation’? Is it still a fruitful area of research? If so, what are the promising research trajectories in relation to the topic? Mark will be exploring these questions and more.
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