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Sustainability 2017, 9(9), 1620; doi:10.3390/su9091620

Towards a Conceptual Framework of Sustainable Business Model Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector: A Systematic Literature Review

Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning research (CIEL), Halmstad University, Box 823, 301 18 Halmstad, Sweden
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Received: 27 July 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 10 September 2017 / Published: 12 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entrepreneurial Sustainability: New Innovative Knowledge)
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This paper aims to increase our understanding of sustainable business model innovation in the agri-food sector in terms of its theoretical and practical approaches for sustainability and their degree of complexity and maturity. The paper is based on a systematic literature review of 570 journal articles on business models and business model innovation published between 1990 and 2014. Of these articles, only 21 have business model innovation as their main focus. The review shows that research interest in the agri-food sector has increased in these years. The paper proposes a conceptual framework for sustainable business model innovation in the agri-food sector that can be used to meet the challenges encountered in taking a sustainability perspective. View Full-Text
Keywords: business model innovation; agri-food; farmers; systematic literature review; entrepreneurship; sustainability business model innovation; agri-food; farmers; systematic literature review; entrepreneurship; sustainability
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Barth, H.; Ulvenblad, P.-O.; Ulvenblad, P. Towards a Conceptual Framework of Sustainable Business Model Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector: A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1620.

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