Call for Papers

CfP for the AMCIS 2017 Mini Track



This mini track serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new and innovative approaches to business models beyond e-commerce for coping with the challenges of the digital economy as well as digital transformation. We consider an economy based on the digitization of information and the respective information and communication infrastructure as the digital economy. This new type of economy implies not only technological but also and especially structural and process-related challenges and potential. The way in which economic value is created will change fundamentally in the digital economy and thus transform the structure of economies and societies. 

This evolution will radically alter processes and structures within and between businesses and further organizations including governmental authorities leading to the digital economy. New and innovative products and services are emerging, new infrastructures – market services as well as technological means – are enabling the digital economy.

All of these developments characterize the emerging digital economy and cause new challenges businesses, as well as further organizations, have to cope with. This clearly will have a major impact on how business models have to be designed. Therefore this mini track addresses all topics concerned with the analysis, design, development, implementation, and control of future business models for the creation of economic value in the digital economy from a communication, organizational, business, economic, and managerial perspective applying a theoretical, conceptual, or practical approach.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Challenges and foundations of the digital economy
  • Analytical and architectural frameworks for new business models
  • Business Model generation and business model innovation
  • Disruptive Business Models in the Digital Economy
  • Business models and the digital transformation
  • Business models and digital ecosystems
  • Business models and digitally enhanced products
  • Business models and “Industry 4.0”/ Industrial Internet/ smart factory/ Internet of Things 
  • Business models and “Conversational Commerce” 
  • Social Media and Social Networks based business models/ Social Commerce 
  • Design approaches/methods for new business models
  • Models and modeling techniques/approaches for business models
  • Industry perspectives on business models
  • Challenges of converging industries:
    • Financial industry (e.g., Fintech - business models, emerging intermediaries, private/retail banking, insurance) 
    • Media industry (e.g., publishing, music business) 
    • Telecommunications (e.g., mobile network operators)

You are cordially invited to submit your research to the mini track!

Important Dates:


For more information visit the AMCIS 2017 website.


March 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST (13:00):  Deadline for Paper Submission

April, 17, 2017:  Authors notified about the disposition of their papers

April 25, 2017:  Authors submit camera-ready revision of their papers

April, 28, 2017: Final decisions on AMCIS 2017 program are made.


Information about the submission process can be found on the AMCIS 2017 website


Mini Track Chair:


Hans-Dieter Zimmermann

hansdieter.zimmermann (at) 

FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences

9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland