The types of acceptable submissions include, but are not limited to:
• Theoretical, conceptual, and empirical papers
• Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research
• Experimental research
• Literature and practice reviews
• Single, multiple, large-sample case studies
We invite participants from various scholarly disciplines (e.g., management, entrepreneurship, innovation, environmental studies, organization studies, transition theory, change management, or policy studies) to address a broad variety of domains (e.g., energy, health, agriculture, food, finance, or retail) from a broad variety of perspectives (e.g., theoretical, conceptual, or empirical).
With this call for papers we invite authors to address, but not limit themselves to, the following research questions:
- Generic questions
- What can we learn from the domains of entrepreneurship, innovation, and transition studies for research on business models for sustainability?
- Which tools are already available to develop, implement, and assess new business models for sustainability?
- How can sustainable entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs contribute to the development of new business models for sustainability?
- What factors make up a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem for developing sustainable business models? Which roles do networks play?
- Which patterns of new business models do exist, and how can they contribute to the sustainability transitions of different industries and societal sectors?
- Business model innovation from top-down or bottom-up – where to start for a societal transition towards sustainability? Which values and norms drive such innovation processes?
- How do policy and other institutional changes drive business model innovation for sustainability?
- How can new business models support different kinds of sustainability innovation (e.g., new processes, products, or services)?
Contributions to NBM @ Berlin 2019 must be submitted to one of the proposed sessions.