The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Business Model Innovation

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Title: The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Business Model Innovation
Other Titles: Die Auswirkungen der Blockchain Technologie auf Geschäftsmodellinnovation
Authors: Beinke, Jan Heinrich
Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Teuteberg
Thesis referee: Prof. Dr. Oliver Thomas
Abstract: Fueled by the success of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain technology has emerged as an interesting and promising technological solution in a variety of industries. However, it remains unclear to what extent blockchain technology possesses the potential to transform existing business models or to enable new business models. So far, scientific studies have been predominantly technologically driven; the economic viability, e.g., in the form of innovative, sustainable business models, as well as the acceptance of blockchain technology have not been sufficiently investigated. This dissertation addresses this research gap and focuses on three domains: The financial sector, the temporary employment industry, and the healthcare sector. To investigate the impact of blockchain technology on business model innovation as well as its impact on existing business models, quantitative and qualitative methods are applied in the form of a mixed-method approach. Within this approach, (acceptance) models, tools, methods, and prototypes are developed. Moreover, recommendations for decision makers are elaborated and central economic, ecological, political, legal, social, and ethical challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology for business models and business model innovations are identified and discussed. The results of this dissertation support economic and political decision makers as well as researchers in the fields of blockchain technology and business model innovation.
Subject Keywords: Blockchain; Distributed Ledger Technology; Business Model Innovation; Requirements Engineering; Information Systems
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2021
License name: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Germany
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Type of publication: Dissertation oder Habilitation [doctoralThesis]
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