Business model briefings

Business model briefings


This series of briefings investigates how business model analysis can be used to improve business performance and manage, use and build resilience into your business model. 

Be sure to check back over the coming months to see the latest briefings.
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Briefing 1: What is a business model?

In today’s volatile business environment, it is more important than ever that organisations are able to remain relevant, resilient and responsive to external factors. Understanding your business model is vital to achieving this.

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Briefing 2: What creates and drives value in your business?

This briefing investigates how to drive value in your business through people and expertise.

Organisations like Virgin Group, ARM and Prêt a Manger recognise the critical importance of human and intellectual capital: these are crucial assets, and harnessing them can help you achieve long-term business success.

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Briefing 3: Innovative business models

An integral part of strategic planning is to consider how external drivers such as globalisation and technology could affect the way you do business. Innovative new business models can offer inspiration for ways in which to improve business performance, or point to changes to the business environment which threaten traditional models. This briefing gives an overview of some emerging trends.

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Briefing 4: When business models go wrong

A business model may look perfect on paper, but in the real world there are thousands of external factors which can undermine a company.

This briefing looks at some of the forces which disrupted organisations such as Groupon, Woolworths Ltd and Kodak – and considers what lessons can be learned to help you identify future threats to your organisation.

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Briefing 5: Toughen up your business model

A business model that works today could fail tomorrow, so it is crucial to know when it is time to change. This briefing looks at why it is so important to build resilience into your business model, and how management accountants can help build sustainable business success. 

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