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How the field of business models is developing

This section answers the first research question: “How is the field of business models developing?” Table 1 depicts the results of this analysis, while the following subsections discuss the main findings.

When: paper evolution over time

Focusing on the ‘when’ dimension, Figure 1 summarizes the results according to total citation by year to identify trends in citation patterns. Results show that most of the citations on the topic are concentrated around the period 2001–2003 with two further citation spikes in 2007 and 2010. It is worth noting that of the contributions published in the period 2001–2003, eight publications out of 20 have received more than 1,000 citations, with six publications ...

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