Sustainable Business Models

Innovation, Implementation and Success

  • Annabeth Aagaard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Florian Lüdeke-Freund, René Bohnsack, Henning Breuer, Lorenzo Massa
    Pages 25-60
  3. Kaisa Manninen, Janne Huiskonen
    Pages 89-118
  4. Ulla A. Saari, Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena Köppä, Jörg Langwaldt, Stina Boedeker, Saku J. Mäkinen
    Pages 119-150
  5. Raz Godelnik, Jen van der Meer
    Pages 239-276
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 371-375

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive exploration into the identification and development of sustainable business models as well as their implementation, management and evaluation. With an ever-increasing pressure on organisations to respond to societal change and improve competition through sustainable business model innovation (SBMI), this book aims to contribute to the knowledge of their design and management. Also providing a framework to evaluate the level of sustainability of business models, this book critically reviews existing literature on the topic to examine the potential of SBMI in research. The author employs a number of case studies to illustrate the integration of sustainable business models throughout the value chain, and their influence on wider social, environmental and business activities. 


sustainability circular economy sustainable leaders value chain agile strategy blue business models green business models big data

Editors and affiliations

  • Annabeth Aagaard
    • 1
  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityHerningDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93274-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93275-0
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