Sustainable Business Model Innovation in Personalized Medicine

R&D Management Conference “R&D, Sustainability & Innovation – The Need for New Ideas, Initiatives and Alliances”, Linköping, Sweden, June 28-30, 2011

11 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2012

Date Written: June 28, 2011

Abstract

Personalized medicine is considered to be one of the most significant innovations in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. It is attributed with the potential to considerably improve the provision of health care, and to contribute significantly to economic growth. In order to be able to realize these opportunities the industry needs to undergo a deep change, as previous products and services have targeted large rather than small, specific patient groups. Moreover, firms have to provide products with accompanying services instead of mere products. As hardly any firm holds all the expertise, they have to rely on inter-organizational business models. This paper addresses this issue by providing a model for designing inter-organizational business models. It provides a framework for firms with complex customer structures, and provides protection mechanisms in order to achieve sustainable competitive business models, even in complex business collaborations.

Keywords: Business model innovation, Inter-organizational business models, IP-Strategy, Networked business models, Personalized medicine, Pharmaceutical industry, Product-service-systems

JEL Classification: I2, L2, L65, M10, M11, M19, O3

Suggested Citation

Eppinger, Elisabeth and Kamprath, Martin, Sustainable Business Model Innovation in Personalized Medicine (June 28, 2011). R&D Management Conference “R&D, Sustainability & Innovation – The Need for New Ideas, Initiatives and Alliances”, Linköping, Sweden, June 28-30, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1978400

Elisabeth Eppinger (Contact Author)

University of Potsdam ( email )

August-Bebel Strasse 89
Potsdam, 14482
Germany

Martin Kamprath

University of Potsdam ( email )

August-Bebel-Str. 89
Potsdam, DE 14482
Germany

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