Business Models and Technological Innovation - how they interact

The business model construct appeals to many academics, yet it lacks a widely accepted language that would allow researchers to draw on the work of others. In this piece, we explore one clear emerging view of the business model construct and examine where this view takes us in terms of understanding the relationship between business model innovation and technical innovation.

Updated: 09/02/2017
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A proposal for addressing the problems of economic growth and youth unemployment

Author(s):

David Chan

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There seem to be few initiatives that imaginatively tackle the problem of growth and youth unemployment. What is required is an innovative policy that can address these two problems that does not require Government to find any new money. City University's Centre for Information Leadership (CIL) proposed such a policy in 2012.

Updated: 02/10/2013
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Building Better Business Models for the Digital Economy

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Charles Baden-Fuller

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Professor Charles Baden-Fuller, Centenary Professor of Cass Business School is leading an international team of experts to conduct cutting edge, industry focused research on how business models can be better designed, built and implemented to exploit the potential of digital technologies.

Updated: 13/09/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 3. Winning the game

Reinsurance providers have typically avoided head-to-head competition by occupying different strategic positions, according to their different perspectives on what constitutes attractive business. However, industry evolution is generating greater rivalry that is eroding some of these distinctions and driving reinsurers towards new strategic positions. This masterclass identifies these strategic groups and analyses the moves reinsurance companies can take to prosper.

Updated: 10/03/2016
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 2. Fit for purpose?

The reinsurance industry is a secondary industry. It exists to serve the needs of a primary insurance industry: so trends in insurance are likely to change the kinds of products which insurance companies need from reinsurers. This Masterclass focuses on the buyers of reinsurance - the primary insurers, whose world is rapidly changing - and shows how reinsurers need to position themselves to continue

to attract insurers' premium.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Global Reinsurance Masterclass series: 1. Re-think reinsurance

At the end of 2009 the reinsurance industry was a confident and optimistic one. A succession of major natural disasters during 2010, however, rocked the industry and since then both competition and regulation have intensified. In this first masterclass of a series of seven, we analyse the current state of the reinsurance industry and suggest strategic responses to the current competitive climate.

Updated: 15/10/2013
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Could too much innovation hold Formula One teams back?

Formula 1 racing teams that focus on new technology could actually hamper their chances of winning, according to a new study from Cass Business School. Our findings suggest that teams which concentrate on optimising their existing technology actually perform better.

Updated: 19/03/2013
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Learning From Your Investors: Shareholder support in M&A transactions

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Maria Carapeto

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Industry:
Any Industry

With companies increasingly looking at targets abroad, the need to acquire specialised knowledge about the target, the target country's environment and the potential merits that may result from a given M&A deal is becoming ever more important. This research looks at the assistance long-term institutional shareholders could offer corporates in achieving their aims.

Updated: 08/02/2013
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The Economic Impact of M&A: Implications for UK firms

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Scott Moeller

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Industry:
Any Industry

M&A deals are complex and challenging transactions that arguably represent the most significant investment a company can undertake, and give researchers an opportunity to analyse the value implications of these executive decisions. Whether mergers and acquisitions ultimately create or destroy corporate value and the identification of the factors that determine M&A success or failure are issues of crucial importance for both the management and shareholders of companies, and also for policy makers. The results presented in this paper provide some important conclusions regarding the impact of mergers and acquisitions in the UK, which should be taken into consideration by policymakers reviewing this area of the corporate environment.

Updated: 06/02/2013
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