The Business Model Community and Journal of Business Models are proud to invite you to the inaugural
Business Model Conference
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Business Model Conference

Business Model Community and Journal of Business Models are sponsoring the 1st Business Model Conference

Hosted by Ca’Foscari University in Venice (Italy),

From May 18th to 19th, 2017

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 and tools in a variety of subjects using the business model lens. Indeed, business model draws on a multitude of management disciplines including entrepreneurship, strategy, HRM, organization, finance, 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 research (achieved or in progress) on the topic of the performance of business models, but other themes about business models are welcome too. 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 a lot has been done, leading to fascinating insights for research and practice, research on business models is 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 with the participants a friendly and supportive ambiance at the conference as the objective is to convey a regular conference.

Admission Prices

These are the prices of admission to the conference

PhD Collequium*
220 Euro
Includes admission to entire conference
Early bird registration
280 Euro

Regular registration
320 Euro

Conference Information

Here you can find information about the conference


What is going to happen

Doctoral Colloquium

Special PHD track

Potential Subjects

What you can expect to be adressed

The Venue

Where we are

Hotels and Area

Where you can sleep and rest

About Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Information of our host university

Dates and Deadlines

Below you can see dates for submitting and signing up.

  • 20/1

    20 January 2017

    Submission of developed abstract

    At this date, we will need a submission of a developed abstract (ca. 1500 words excluding references and tabeles/figures) or a full length paper. You can submit your paper here.

  • 20/2

    20 February 2017

    Notification of Acceptance

    If you have been accepted, you will be notified on this date.

  • 10/3

    10 March 2017

    Deadline for author registration

    Final deadline to register for authorship for the conference

  • 20/4

    April 20 2017

    Deadline for registration for Ph.D. colloquium

    Final deadline for registration for Ph.D. colloquium.

  • 18-19/5

    May 18-19 2017

    Business Model Conference

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

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Conference Committee

These gentlemen are the organizers of the conference.

Benoit Demil

University of Lille

Xavier Lecocq

University of Lille

Carlo Bagnoli

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Christian Nielsen


The conference committee hopes for a good conference and for any questions, use the contact formular below.


The first Business Model Conference is sponsored by:

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