15. The Business Model as the Engine of Network-Based Strategies1

Christoph ZottRaphael Amit

1 We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance Center for Global Research & Development. Raffi Amit acknowledges financial support from the Wharton e-Business Initiative (a unit of the Mack Center) and the Robert B. Goergen Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School. We are grateful to the editors for their constructive and very helpful suggestions.


In this chapter, Zott and Amit explore the role of business models in creating value through networks. They review earlier, firm-centric views of value creation, including Porter’s value chain, the resource-based view, and the transaction costs approach. They ...

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