Company Strategy: Business Model Reconfiguration for Innovation and Internationalization
Harvard University - Strategy Unit
J. E. Ricart
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
July 1, 2009
IESE Business School Working Paper No. 807
The competitiveness of a country is the result of the competitiveness of its firms. The competitiveness of firms is partly determined by how their business models interact with the environment to produce offerings with added value. This chapter contributes to the reflection on Catalonia's competitiveness by using the business model concept to highlight the need to adapt business models to new realities in the Catalan environment. Catalan firms have made little effort to reconfigure their business models after being affected by important external shocks. We derive recommendations by presenting and analyzing examples of companies that have innovated in their business models. Business models sit at the core of competitiveness and should be the focus of managers willing to create efficient firms that foster sustained wealth in Catalonia.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: Strategy, Business, Innovation, Internationalization, Competitiveness, Firmsworking papers series
Date posted: November 27, 2009
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