Design principles for a hybrid intelligence decision support system for business model validation

Dominik Dellermann, Nikolaus Lipusch, Philipp Ebel, Jan Marco Leimeister
2018 Electronic Markets  
One of the most critical tasks for startups is to validate their business model. Therefore, entrepreneurs try to collect information such as feedback from other actors to assess the validity of their assumptions and make decisions. However, previous work on decisional guidance for business model validation provides no solution for the highly uncertain and complex context of earlystage startups. The purpose of this paper is, thus, to develop design principles for a Hybrid Intelligence decision
more » ... pport system (HI-DSS) that combines the complementary capabilities of human and machine intelligence. We follow a design science research approach to design a prototype artifact and a set of design principles. Our study provides prescriptive knowledge for HI-DSS and contributes to previous work on decision support for business models, the applications of complementary strengths of humans and machines for making decisions, and support systems for extremely uncertain decision-making problems.
doi:10.1007/s12525-018-0309-2 fatcat:dcocauxf35frhkmatxj42pgity