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Business Model Implications of Industry Path Dependency

Published: 30.03.2021

by Louise B. Kringelum , Jimmi Normann Kristiansen , Allan Næs Gjerding


Business model research often reflects an assumption of unlimited flexibility in how firms can expand or renew their business. We present a multiple case study of 21 companies in the Danish container sea freight sector to show how firms embedded in highly integrated supply chains experience business model lock-in due to industry path dependency.

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