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Business Model Innovation

“Business Model Innovation: How It Really Works” by Staffan Hedén is a comprehensive guide that draws on the author’s extensive experience in consulting to offer practical strategies for business model innovation in medium and large companies. The book presents a new framework for understanding and implementing business model innovation, encompassing six central themes and associated success factors. It emphasizes the need for a balanced approach to achieving profitable processes and long-term growth in a globalized and resource-constrained world. The book’s real-world examples, insights, and detailed framework make it a valuable resource for business leaders and students alike, particularly those interested in structurally transforming their business models for sustainable success. This work is particularly noted for its practicality and relevance in today’s fast-changing business environment.

The book is structured into eight main chapters. These chapters systematically explore various aspects of business model innovation. The book begins with an introduction to the topic, followed by a chapter dedicated to strategy. It then delves into the existing business models, customer orientation, and management. Further chapters examine organizational structure and resources, offering a comprehensive view of the components crucial for innovating a business model. The final chapter provides a summary, encapsulating the key points and takeaways of the book. This structure allows for a detailed yet cohesive exploration of business model innovation.