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About: Business rule is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 11193 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 270568 citation(s).
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Abstract: Whenever a business enterprise is established, it either explicitly or implicitly employs a particular business model that describes the design or architecture of the value creation, delivery, and capture mechanisms it employs. The essence of a business model is in defining the manner by which the enterprise delivers value to customers, entices customers to pay for value, and converts those payments to profit. It thus reflects management's hypothesis about what customers want, how they want it, and how the enterprise can organize to best meet those needs, get paid for doing so, and make a profit. The purpose of this article is to understand the significance of business models and explore their connections with business strategy, innovation management, and economic theory.

5,385 citations

05 Oct 2004-
TL;DR: This book focuses on executable processes and comes back to abstract processes in Chapter 4, which can be used to replace sets of rules usually expressed in natural language, which is often ambiguous.
Abstract: processes are rarely used. The most common scenario is to use them as a template to define executable processes. Abstract processes can be used to replace sets of rules usually expressed in natural language, which is often ambiguous. In this book, we will first focus on executable processes and come back to abstract processes in Chapter 4. 21 This material is copyright and is licensed for the sole use by Encarnacion Bellido on 20th February 2006 Via Alemania, 10, bajos, , Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, 07006

3,766 citations

01 Jan 1995-
Abstract: This edited collection applies the network approach to the analysis of business relationships in a global context. Drawing on a number of international case studies, a "network approach" is developed, giving rise to theoretical and practical managerial insights and a different way of conceptualizing companies within markets. New angles emerge on traditional problems of business management, with some novel implications which should challenge established ways to analyze business markets. Previous publications by these authors include, "Corporate Technological Behaviour", "Professional Purchasing" and "Managing Innovation Within Networks".

3,355 citations

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Abstract: This paper explores the role of the business model in capturing value from early stage technology. A successful business model creates a heuristic logic that connects technical potential with the realization of economic value. The business model unlocks latent value from a technology, but its logic constrains the subsequent search for new, alternative models for other technologies later on—an implicit cognitive dimension overlooked in most discourse on the topic. We explore the intellectual roots of the concept, offer a working definition and show how the Xerox Corporation arose by employing an effective business model to commercialize a technology rejected by other leading companies of the day. We then show the long shadow that this model cast upon Xerox’s later management of selected spin-off companies from Xerox PARC. Xerox evaluated the technical potential of these spin-offs through its own business model, while those spin-offs that became successful did so through evolving business models that came to differ substantially from that of Xerox. The search and learning for an effective business model in failed ventures, by contrast, were quite limited.

3,078 citations

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Abstract: In this review, the primary subject is the ‘business case’ for corporate social responsibility (CSR). The business case refers to the underlying arguments or rationales supporting or documenting why the business community should accept and advance the CSR ‘cause’. The business case is concerned with the primary question: What do the business community and organizations get out of CSR? That is, how do they benefit tangibly from engaging in CSR policies, activities and practices? The business case refers to the bottom-line financial and other reasons for businesses pursuing CSR strategies and policies. In developing this business case, the paper first provides some historical background and perspective. In addition, it provides a brief discussion of the evolving understandings of CSR and some of the long-established, traditional arguments that have been made both for and against the idea of business assuming any responsibility to society beyond profit-seeking and maximizing its own financial well-being. Finally, the paper addresses the business case in more detail. The goal is to describe and summarize what the business case means and to review some of the concepts, research and practice that have come to characterize this developing idea.

2,670 citations

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Topic's top 5 most impactful authors

Olegas Vasilecas

49 papers, 330 citations

Jan Vanthienen

23 papers, 296 citations

Mario Piattini

22 papers, 708 citations

Jelena Zdravkovic

18 papers, 198 citations

Christian Huemer

15 papers, 140 citations