Sara Fallahi new doctor at RISE Viktoria

17 January, 2018 - 15:50

On December 13, 2017, Sara Fallahi defended her thesis “A Process View of Business Model Innovation” at the Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology. The opponent was Professor Stefan Haefliger from Cass Business School, London. In her thesis, Sara explores why and when established firms innovate their business models and how processes of business model innovation unfold. She has studied business model innovation processes in multiple industrial and organizational contexts such as manufacturing, automotive, construction, publishing, and home furnishing. Sara joined RISE Viktoria in October 2017 as a senior researcher in Digital Innovation.

“We are living in an era where phenomena such as globalization, cross-fertilizations of technologies and industries, and digitalization are transforming several established industries and businesses. For managers to understand how to use these new technologies and capture value from them, they need to rethink their business models which may influence their decisions on who their customers are, what type of value they can create for those customers, or how they can profit and stay competitive. When and how managers realize the need to change their business model, how they create that change, or how they react to a change forced by another party such as their competitors are some of the questions that have intrigued me in my research.”

Read Sara’s thesis on A Process View of Business Model Innovation