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Business Models for Free Digital Goods and Services

Eling, Nicole and Büchner, Christian and Buxmann, Peter (2016):
Business Models for Free Digital Goods and Services.
In: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Grand Hyatt, Kauai, HI, USA, 05.-08.01.2016, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

An increasing number of companies is offering their products and services online free of charge. As the basic service is offered for free, in order to generate sufficient revenue, ever new ways of monetization need to be explored. One way to generate additional value is to try to exploit the user base and the user data available. Further, businesses try to create completely new business models by mixing and matching business model components. As “free” can have such a substantial impact on companies’ business models, it is important to investigate business models of free digital goods and services in more detail. We conduct a structured literature review and present the corresponding business and revenue models discussed in literature. Further, we summarize the research on revenue models regarding different kinds of digital goods and services.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Eling, Nicole and Büchner, Christian and Buxmann, Peter
Title: Business Models for Free Digital Goods and Services
Language: English
Abstract:

An increasing number of companies is offering their products and services online free of charge. As the basic service is offered for free, in order to generate sufficient revenue, ever new ways of monetization need to be explored. One way to generate additional value is to try to exploit the user base and the user data available. Further, businesses try to create completely new business models by mixing and matching business model components. As “free” can have such a substantial impact on companies’ business models, it is important to investigate business models of free digital goods and services in more detail. We conduct a structured literature review and present the corresponding business and revenue models discussed in literature. Further, we summarize the research on revenue models regarding different kinds of digital goods and services.

Divisions: 01 Department of Law and Economics
01 Department of Law and Economics > Betriebswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Department of Law and Economics > Betriebswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > Information Systems
01 Department of Law and Economics > Betriebswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > Fachgebiet Software Business & Information Management
Event Title: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Event Location: Grand Hyatt, Kauai, HI, USA
Event Dates: 05.-08.01.2016
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 14:41
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