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The analysis of airline business models in the development of possible future business options
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
2011 (English)In: World Journal of Management, ISSN 1838-3726, Vol. 3, no 1, 48-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Innovations in the current interconnected world of organizations have lead to a focus on business models as a fundamental statement of direction and identity. Although industry transformations generally emanate from technological changes, recent examples suggest they may also be due to the introduction of new business models. In the past, different types of airline business models could be clearly separated from each other. However, this has changed in recent years partly due to the concentration process and partly to reaction caused by competitive pressure. At least it can be concluded that in future the distinction of different business models will remain less clear. To advance the use of business models as a concept, it is essential to be able to compare and perform analyses to identify the business models that may have the highest potential. This can essentially contribute to understanding the synergies and incompatibilities in the case of two airlines that are going in for a merger. This is illustrated by the example of Swiss Air-Lufthansa merger analysis.The idea is to develop quantitative methods and tools for comparing and analyzing Aeronautical/Airline business models. The paper identifies available methods of comparing airline business models and lays the ground work for a quantitative model of comparing airline business models. This can be a useful tool for business model analysis when two airlines are merged. 

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2011. Vol. 3, no 1, 48-59 p.
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Business Administration
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Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108538OAI: diva2:853480
Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-14 Last updated: 2015-09-14

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