The 2nd Business Model Conference
June 6-7, 2018, Florence
(+PhD Workshop: June 5, 2018)


Business Model Conference

Business Model Community, Journal of Business Models and Financial Reporting Journal are sponsoring the 2nd Business Model Conference

Hosted by University of Florence (Italy),

June 6 to June 7, 2018

(+Phd Workshop: June 5, 2018)

In the last 15 years, research on business models has grown exponentially, leading to an international community of scholars that have contributed to generate new ideas, causal relations, theories and tools in a variety of subjects using the business model lens. Indeed, the field of business models draws on a multitude of disciplines including entrepreneurship, strategy, HRM, organization, finance, accounting, marketing and operations management.

We invite scholars - whether PhD students or more confirmed scholars - rooted in any discipline studying business models (innovation, entrepreneurship, economics, strategy, marketing, information systems, HRM, finance…) to participate. Scholars may submit their ongoing or completed research on the topic of business models. Both theoretical papers and empirical analyses (quantitative or qualitative) may be submitted. Papers concerning any kind of organizations (firms, non-profit organizations, government….) and any industry are also suitable. While much research on business models has already been published, leading to sound insights for practice and policy-makers, research on business models is currently still raising new questions, proving that it is a progressive research stream in the sense of Lakatos. A scholarly conference dedicated to this topic is an opportunity to have constructive discussions on researching and teaching business models.

The organizers hope to create a friendly and supportive ambiance with the participants at the conference as the objective is to convey a regular conference for the scholars of the field.

Admission Prices

These are the prices of admission to the conference

PhD Colloquium *
€ 440
* Incl. 1-day special PhD track + admission to the entire conference
Early Bird registration fee *
€ 300
* Deadline for Early Bird registration:
March 1, 2018
Regular registration fee *
€ 340
* Deadline for Regular registration:
May 15, 2018

Conference Information

Here you can find information about the conference


What is going to happen

Doctoral Colloquium & Teaching Forum

Special conference tracks

Potential Subjects

What you can expect to be adressed

The Venue

Where we will be

Hotels and the area

Where you can sleep and rest

About University of Florence

Information of our host university

Dates and Deadlines

Below you can see dates for submitting and signing up.

  • 1/4

    01 April 2018

    Submission of short paper

    At this date, we will need a submission of a developed short paper. See paper guidelines HERE. To submit a paper, see instructions HERE

  • 1/5

    01 May 2018

    Notification of Acceptance

    If you have been accepted, you will be notified by this date at latest.

  • 15/5

    15 May 2018

    Deadline for author registration

    Final deadline to register for the conference. Deadline for participating in the Teaching Forum.

  • 5/6

    05 June 2018

    PhD Workshop

    The special PhD track will take place ending with an Evening Dinner. You can register HERE.

  • 6-7/6

    06-07 June 2018

    Business Model Conference

    The conference will take place in Florence, and we hope to see you all there.

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Conference Chairs & Keynotes

These gentlemen are the chairs and keynote speakers of the conference:

Francesco Giunta

Conference Chair
University of Florence, Italy

Christian Nielsen

Conference Chair
Aalborg University, Denmark

Joan E. Ricart

Opening Keynote
IESE Business School, Spain

Nicolai J. Foss

Closing Keynote
Bocconi University, Italy

Scientific Committee

These gentlemen are the scientific committee of the conference:

Benoit Demil

University of Lille

Xavier Lecocq

University of Lille

Petri Ahokangas

University of Oulu

Alberto Quagli

Università degli Studi di Genova

Marco Montemari

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Colin Haslam

Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom

Conference committee

These are the organizers of the conference:

Morten Lund
Conference Organizer

Aalborg University

Kristian Brøndum
Conference Organizer

Aalborg University

Laura Bini

University of Florence

Anna Holm
Teaching Forum Organizer

Aarhus University

Christina M. Bidmon
Teaching Forum Organizer

Aarhus University

Kirstin E. Bosbach
Teaching Forum Organizer

TU Berlin

Petri Ahokangas
PhD Workshop Organizer

University of Oulu

Charles Baden-Fuller
PhD Workshop Organizer

Cass Business School
United Kingdom


The 2nd Business Model Conference is sponsored by:

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