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Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Ralf Wilden, PhD.

Associate Professor, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University

Designing a business model is not a one-off process but adjustments are often required. Thus, business model innovation rests on the deployment of dynamic capabilities. Yet, we know little about the role of dynamic capabilities in fostering business model innovation. This paper contributes to business model (innovation) and small business literature by developing a process framework of business model innovation of an SME from start-up to scale-up, enabled by dynamic capabilities. More specifically, the paper clarifies the kind of dynamic capability deployment that is necessary for transforming a business model from market-driving to market-driven, and ultimately to one that reflects an ambidextrous market-orientation. Drawing on an in-depth longitudinal case study, this paper outlines that SMEs deploy dynamic capabilities that align with the SME’s type of market orientation to innovate the design and architecture of their business models.

***M.Sc. Students in Management, this event can count towards one of the six mandatory Research Seminars Series needed to attend (MGT6991).***

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the Speaker

Ralf is an Associate Professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Ralf’s interests focus predominantly on the question of how organisations can improve performance by resource integration processes. He investigates managerially relevant problems, such as service-dominant business models, open innovation, organizational change, and the impact of opportunity sensing and reconfiguring activities on operational capabilities. 
Ralf worked for multinational organizations in the automotive (BMW Group), telecommunications (o2 Telefónica) and consulting industries. Ralf's work has been recognized by several international and national associations, invitations to speak at industry conferences, and he authored journal publications in outlets such as Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. He also serves as the global representative for the Academy of Management's Strategic Management Division. 

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