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Golzarjannat, A., Ahokangas, P., Matinmikko-Blue, M., & Yrjola, S. (2021a). A business model approach to port ecosystem. Journal of Business Models 9(1), 13–19.

A business model approach to port ecosystem

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Author: Golzarjannat, Anita1; Ahokangas, Petri2; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, Finland
2Martti Ahtisaari Institute, Oulu Business School, Finland
3Center of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
4Center of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu
5Nokia, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Aalborg University, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-01-31


With digitalization and the emergence of disruptive technologies, organizations should re-structure their business models within their ecosystems to achieve sustainable revenue and value creation. This paper presents a business model configuration for ecosystem contexts by using the port ecosystem as an example. The paper concludes with the 4C business model typology and the role of players in the port ecosystem.

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Series: Journal of business models
ISSN: 2246-2465
ISSN-E: 2246-2465
ISSN-L: 2246-2465
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages: 13 - 19
DOI: 10.5278/jbm.v9i1.4261
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
Funding: The authors would like to acknowledge the 5G-VIIMA project funded by Business Finland and 6G Flagship funded by the Academy of Finland (grant no. 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2021. Articles published in Journal of Business Models follow the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).