Business Model Research: A Bibliometric Analysis of Origins and Trends

Raphaël Maucuer, Alexandre Renaud
2019 M@n@gement  
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more » ... uf accord préalable et écrit de l'éditeur, en dehors des cas prévus par la législation en vigueur en France. Il est précisé que son stockage dans une base de données est également interdit. Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org) Document téléchargé depuis www.cairn.info ---207.241.231.108 -09/02/2020 21:51 -© AIMS Document téléchargé depuis www.cairn. Abstract. The business model (BM) concept has become a major area of interest in Management literature, leading to the publication of a host of literature reviews and essays aimed at synthesizing and interpreting the development of BM research. Yet these general analyses have largely neglected the specificities of the two main disciplines in which the BM concept is anchored: Strategic Management and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Accordingly, this article seeks to explore the intellectual roots and current trends of these disciplines to refine our understanding of the development of the BM literature. We draw on a mixed bibliometric analysis based on two samples of, respectively, 208 and 345 articles published in Strategic Management and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. This analysis enables us to compare the theoretical pillars (co-citation analysis) and research fronts (bibliographic coupling analysis) of BM research in these two foundational disciplines. Our results suggest a certain homogeneity within both the theoretical pillars of the disciplines and the incremental diversification of their research fronts. In light of these findings, we consider the future of the BM literature and accordingly propose a twofold developmental strategy for it. Raphaël Maucuer is an Associate Professor of Strategy at ESSCA School of Management. He holds a PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Paris-Dauphine. His research interests include business models, strategic discourses and non-profit organizations. Alexandre Renaud is an Associate Professor of Strategy at EM Normandie. He holds a PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Paris-Dauphine. His research interests include strategic alignment, project management and information systems reconfiguration.
doi:10.3917/mana.222.0176 fatcat:3qll4e3t7bdwlkrjgoe2to37dy