Peer-to-peer accommodation rentals, budget airlines, Islamic banking, microbreweries, income generation associations in rural Africa, ride-sharing businesses, organic supermarkets, biotechnology and social venture capital are among the many organizational forms that have emerged recently to exploit some market opportunity by means of a radically different business model often to the detriment of an incumbent population of firms. In this track, we probe such questions as
- Why, where and how do new business models and organizational forms emerge?
- How do new business models/new organizational forms compete with established models/forms, gain acceptance, diffuse and come to dominate?
- How do the processes of emergence, rivalry, diffusion and growth differ across base-of the pyramid countries, emerging markets and mature economies?
- How do new business models/organizational forms generate socio-economic change and reconfigure the basis of competition in industries?