What We Think...
Our world is full. Some of this is good but much is bad. Business is a big part of both. How can we use scientific knowledge to help business make things better?
What We're Doing About It...
Hosted by the OCAD University Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) in Toronto, Canada, our members around the world are undertaking a comprehensive program and research and practice that includes designing and testing an easy to use tool and method to reliably create high quality strongly sustainable business models; business models that enable firms to do good *TO* do well for a long time into the future. This will help create the conditions for human and other life to flourish.
About the OCADU Strategic Innovation Lab Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group
About the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Canvas - 3 minute Audio Visual Overview (In process of being renamed to the Flourishing Business Canvas)
We meet monthly at the OCADU Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) in downtown Toronto, Canada. But you can join and present at the meetings from anywhere in the world. Our meetings are recorded, slides and recordings available to those who join us in our LinkedIn Group
Meeting details and access to past presentations when you join our group on Linkedin
About our Research and Practice
For more detail on our research and practice into better, strongly sustainable and flourishing business models see:
Our streams of research and practice
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- 4 page deeper dive
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Our members are collaborating on a number of action research and practical projects, including:
With many others outside the group we are developing of Future Fit Business Benchmark
The project of members of the group developinf the Flourishing Business Canvas and associated Toolkit for designing better strongly sustainable business models
To complement these projects some of our members have a go-to-market trial underway offering consulting, learning and coaching services using our new Toolkit and Benchmark to Entrepreneurs and Incubators
To complement these projects some of our members have a go-to-market trial underway offering consulting, learning and coaching services using our new Toolkit and Benchmark to SMEs
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Open Position as Research Associate, Cardiff Business School: Horizon 2020 project ‘STARS’ on car-sharing schemes in the European Union
Our good colleague Prof. Peter Wells is looking for a Research Associate. This vacancy is for Research Associate for 12 months, contributing to the Horizon 2020 project ‘STARS’ on car-sharing schemes in the European Union.
Papers in Brief (XVIII): Täuscher & Abdelkafi (2018): Scalability and Robustness of Business Models for Sustainability: A Simulation Experiment
This paper analyses the scalability of Coursera's business model. By applying system dynamics simulation modelling this paper presents the first mathematical model of BMfS.
Open Position for a PhD Candidate in the Area of Sustainable Business Models at ESCP’s new Chair for Corporate Sustainability (German required)
The new Chair for Corporate Sustainability at ESCP Europe Business School, Berlin, is looking for a PhD candidate working on sustainable business models.
Call for Papers – Edited Volume on “Sustainable Business Models” (Palgrave)
We seek authors to contribute high-quality chapters to a new book on "Sustainable Business Models" to be published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2018.
Papers in Brief (XVII): Bohnsack & Pinkse (2017): Value Propositions for Disruptive Technologies – Reconfiguration Tactics in the Case of Electric Vehicles
This article sets out to study how firms innovate value propositions for disruptive technologies and how successful they are in doing so, using the example of electric vehicles.
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