Session 2

“New Business Models, Sustainable Development and Corporate Strategic Management”
Chairs: Romana Rauter, Graz University, Austria, Michael Rachinger, Graz University of Technology, Austria and Christiana Müller, Graz University of Technology, Austria

New and sustainable business models are intensively discussed as a possibility to foster a transition to more sustainable societies. In this context, two aspects amongst others are relevant to determine whether new business models will effectively be able to support this transition: First, they have to contribute to Sustainable Development and second, a certain potential for scalability and longevity needs to be inherent. Both aspects are related to corporate strategy, which can be defined as a vision of success prescribing ways to reach this success. Therefore, descriptive as well as explanatory contributions that specifically, but not exclusively, deal with the following topics are invited:
• Which insights have been gathered from the established concepts of strategic management and how can these be used for the development, implementation and improvement of new sustainable business models?
• How do corporate sustainability strategies influence the design and management of new sustainable business models?
• How does decision making for new sustainable business models look like and who are responsible key actors?
Theoretical and conceptual contributions as well as empirical insights from various contexts are welcome. The focus, however, lies more on rather established corporations than on entrepreneurs and start-ups

Circular Bioeconomy Business Models In Finnish SMEs
Dalia D’Amato1,2, Simo Veijonaho1, Anne Toppinen1,2
1University of Helsinki, Finland; 2Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), Finland

How the Leopards got Their Spots: A Typology of Corporate Responsibility Business Models
Oliver Laasch1, Jonatan Pinkse2
1University of Nottingham Ningbo, China; 2University of Manchester, UK

Unpacking Priorities of Agri-food Companies in Sweden: Insights from a Survey of Sustainable Business Models
Pia Ulvenblad, Henrik Barth, Maya Hoveskog, Per-Ola Ulvenblad
Halmstad University, Sweden

The Influence of Electric Mobility as a Sustainable Technology Towards More Sustainable Business Models
Michael Rachinger1, Ines Korajman1, Christiana Müller1, Romana Rauter2, Stefan Vorbach1
1Graz University of Technology; 2University of Graz. Austria

Corporate Sustainability of Farm-Based Biogas Producers: Insights for Developing Business Models and Cases for Sustainability
Niklas P.E. Karlsson
Halmstad University, Sweden

Strategic Alignment of Objectives to Fostering Science-Based Sustainability
Kaisa Manninen, Minttu Laukkanen, Janne Huiskonen
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Design Of Business Models For Socially Beneficial Goods In Low-income Markets
Mirella Haldimann, Heiko Gebauer
Eawag ETH, Switzerland

Willingness to Innovate Business Models for Sustainability amongst Agricultural Businesses
Anna Hansson1, Eja Pedersen2, Maya Hoveskog1
1Halmstad University, Sweden; 2Lund University, Sweden

The Role of Innovative Low-carbon Business Models in European Decarbonisation Roadmaps to 2050
Matilda Axelson
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Governance Mechanisms To Realize The Competitive Advantage Of Renewable Energy
Neda Muzho
UNWE, Bulgaria

Dynamic Capabilities For A Circular Business Model Innovation
Erwan Mouazan
University of Vaasa, Finland

Distribution Technologies That Accommodate Differences In Urban Infrastructure
Veneta Andonova1, Ezequiel Reficco2, Roberto Gutierrez1
1Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia; 2ITESM, Mexico

The Reporting 3.0 New Business Blueprint
Ralph Thurm, Bill Baue
Reporting 3.0, The Netherlands

Conceptualizing an Impactful Value Proposition for a Circular Economy
Koen van Bommel, Thomas Niemeijer
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Development of Pathways for Responsible Investments
Lara Johannsdottir
University of Iceland, Iceland