An Appraisal of Internet Business Models as a Research Paradigm

Ruchi Sharma

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This paper attempts to provide a multidimensional view of the existing research in the area of Business Model for Internet companies (E Business Models). The paper highlights the emerging themes prevalent among researchers in the area of E Business Model research. The paper proposes a grouping framework to promote structure to the reviewed literature. The review presents that research in the domain of E Business Model exists in silos. There are gaps across the research themes that can be a subject of detailed investigation. There is a strong need to synergize the findings across different research themes. The paper presents the need for a holistic and a synthesis based approach in the knowledge assimilation mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in the High-Tech Economy
EditorsPang Chuan, Vasil Khachidze, Ivan K.W. Lai, Yide Liu, Sohail Siddiqui, Tim Wang
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-41585-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-41584-5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2013


  • Business model
  • Internet business model
  • Elements of an E business model
  • Taxonomies
  • Value generation and firm performance


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