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Journal of Multi Business Model Innovation and Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Lindgren, Aarhus University, Denmark


ISSN: 2245-456X (Print Version),

ISSN: 2245-8832 (Online Version)
Vol: 3   Issue: 1

Published In:   January 2015

Publication Frequency: Triannual


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A Function Innovation Model for the Manufacturing Industry

doi: https://doi.org/10.13052/jmbmit2245-456X.311
John Lindström1, Magnus Löfstrand2, Vahid Kalhori3, Martin Helgoson3, Mattias Nyström4, Bengt Liljedahl5, Rikard Mäki6 and Lennart Karlsson2

1Luleå University of Technology, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden
2Uppsala University, UDBL, SE-75105 Uppsala, Sweden
3AB Sandvik Coromant, 811 81 Sandviken, Sweden
4Masticon AB, Talgoxevägen 37, 178 39 Ekerö, Sweden
5Bosch Rexroth Mellansel AB, 895 80 Mellansel, Sweden
6Volvo Construction Equipment, 631 85 Eskilstuna, Sweden

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Abstract: The paper addresses the need for innovation in order to achieve sustainable growth and business development within the manufacturing industry, and further how that can be enabled by striving towards functions. Adopting an open perspective, the paper proposes a function innovation model involving academia, potential function providers and customers in order to create a long-term win-win situation between function providers and their customers.

Keywords: business value, function, Functional Product, Functional Sales, innovation model, Industrial Product-Service System, manufacturing industry, Product-Service System, sustainability.

Industrial Business Model Innovation in Scandinavia – A Contribution to State of the Art 2015


Ole Horn Rasmussen

M-BIT Research Group, Aarhus University, Denmark

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Abstract: This article presents the content of volume 3 and its three issues. In the three issues we introduce three different approaches to business innovation. Generally the idea of eco-systems is – directly or in-directly – a cornerstone. From Sweden a new concept of function providers is introduced, where the overall idea is the establishment and implementation of a lifecycle focus where a business is able to create a more solid and profitable position. Issue 2 is from Finland and put focus on the triple role of Business Model co-creation process within business networks. What are important in order to establish a new network? Issue 3 is from Denmark. Here the aim is to contribute to the establishment of a research program for business model innovation. The article gives an answer to: “Where must managers look in order to release the Business Model Innovation potential of their business?

Keywords: eco-systems, function providers, life-cycle focus, co-creation, innovation process, new business networks, research program for business model innovation, business model eco-systems, where to look models.

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