This paper presents characteristics of business models adopted by Internet companies operating in the consumer market. The typology covers online vendors, e-service providers, content providers, multi-sided platforms, and community providers. The business model types are described here, also with respect to selected economic categories. Additionally, the paper discusses the notion of business models from systemic and typological perspectives and compares this term to the notion of strategy and revenue model.
Below you will find my articles on e-Business Models and Strategies.
Internet Business Models in the Consumer Market – a Typological Approach
What are the internet business models? This is the research question I attempt to answer in this paper. As a result I present five internet business models and describe their characteristics with reference to economic notions. Both, HTML and PDF versions of the article are available.
The article presents the relations between the business models of internet companies operating in the B2C market and the types of goods they offer (i.e. private, club, common, and public goods). The analysis shows that internet companies provide all four types of goods distinguished in the theory of economics. Czytaj dalej →
Published as: E. Tomczyk, T. Doligalski, Predicting New Car Registrations: Nowcasting with Google Search and Macroeconomic Data, [in:] Sł. Partycki (ed.), E-społeczeństwo w Europie Środkowej i Wschodniej. Teraźniejszość i perspektywy rozwoju (e-Society in Middle and Eastern Europe. Present and Development Perspectives), Wydawnictwo KUL, Lublin 2015, p. 228-236.
This is a conference paper: P. Zaborek, T. Doligalski, S. Sysko-Romańczuk, Value Creation in E-Business and Financial Performance: Researching Polish Online Companies with Amit and Zott’s Model, paper presented at the 4th EMAC Regional Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 25-27, 2013.
The paper presents the outcomes of the survey of the managers of Polish internet companies with the aim of verifying to what extent the e-business value creation model developed by Amit and Zott could be used to explain different profitability levels among firms. The study included 150 businesses with the largest representation of internet retailers and service providers. The major outcome of the study was developing logistic regression model that allowed to establish which variables were statistically significant predictors of operational return on sales ratio. It implied that out of four elements comprising Amit and Zott’s model only Complementarities were closely linked with improved financial performance. The two other elements – Customer Lock-in and Novelty – were not viable predictors while the forth component (Efficiency for Customer) was negatively related to the performance metric. Czytaj dalej →
This paper presents a conceptual model of Internet-based customer portfolio building. The proposed model refers to the concept of value exchange between a company and a customer, as well as to the concept of delivering values to customers. The model is made up of five stages: defining, creating, communicating and delivering values, as well as generating values for a company. Czytaj dalej →
Key words: Value Proposition, Values for Customer, Internet, E-commerce, Online, Marketing, Customer, Strategy, Value Offerings, Value co-creation, Mass Customization, Freemium.
Abstract: Paper presents strategies of value proposition on the Internet. Author has distinguished and described strategies of efficiency, free values, complete customer solutions, unique values and value co-creation. These strategies are different from traditional strategies of value proposition, which refer values for customers to the level of price.
Abstract: Paper presents strategies of value proposition on the Internet. Author has distinguished and described strategies of efficiency, free values, complete customer solutions, unique values and value co-creation. These strategies are different from traditional strategies of value proposition, which refer values for customers to the level of price. Czytaj dalej →