Business Model Change Methodology: Applying New Technology in Organization: The Case of Mobile Technology in Learning Industry

Business Model Change Methodology: Applying New Technology in Organization: The Case of Mobile Technology in Learning Industry

Nastaran Hajiheydari (Department of Business, School of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran) and Payam Hanafizadeh (Department of Industrial Management, School of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/ijide.2013100103
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Abstract

The present study intends to design a methodology for examining the influence of modern information and communication technology on business models (BMs). Theoretical framework is mainly selected based on literature as well as consultation with expert focus groups. This methodology is validated by expert judgment and simulated as a real case applying system dynamics. The outcome of the survey includes a change methodology formulated in 5 phases and 37 activities. Not only has this study covered the specification of the theory structure; it was carried out in an organization in order to test its feasibility, as well. The proposed methodology in this research could help business analysts and managers with changing business model while adopting new technologies.
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2. Research Methodology

The research methodology employed in this study is qualitative aiming at extracting BM change methodology; it has been divided into three parts in the following way:

  • Literature review

  • Experts’ interviews

  • Collecting questionnaires

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