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Isckia, Thierry (author), de Reuver, G.A. (author), Lescop, Denis (author)
Creating a digital platform to leverage the potential of an ecosystem is recognized as an effective strategy to optimize innovation efforts in the digital era. In this paper, we analyze how platform-based ecosystems can ensure the commercialization of a constant flow of digital innovations. Our contribution focuses the role of platform-owners...
conference paper 2018
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Delucchi, Filippo (author)
The attention of today's society to the environmental changes, pollution and liveability of the cities has never been so high. In this context and from the union of these factors, cities renewal projects were designed all over the world, with the final aim of developing citizen-friendly cities. In particular, in the city of Rotterdam, the...
master thesis 2018
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Afriana, Lina (author)
Startup arguably becomes one of the key drivers in the country economy. The growth of startup depends on how well the ecosystem provides the support needed by the startup. Like other young companies, startups have higher failure rates due to lack of resources, networks, reputations, credibility, innovation, or marketing knowledge for developing...
master thesis 2018
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Zakaria, Riszajidien (author)
The rise of ICT and the ever increasing competitiveness in industries have pushed firms to increase their propensity in changing and innovating their activities. As this need for firms to change constantly increases, the study of business model innovation have taken the spotlight. There exist a need for the knowledge stream to grow and...
master thesis 2018
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Straub, A. (author), Mlecnik, E. (author)
The housing sector is responsible for a more than a quarter of the total final energy consumption in the EU. As the majority (70%) of the EU-housing stock is owner occupied and largely consists of single family dwellings it is understandable that many countries focus their energy saving policies on homeowners. Complementary to the national...
journal article 2018
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Warbroek, Beau (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Coenen, Frans (author), Bressers, Hans (author)
Recent scholarly attention shows that grassroots civil society low-carbon energy initiatives increasingly become part of the subnational climate change governance landscape. Despite their potency in view of consumer-owned distributed generation and enhanced citizen influence in the organization of the energy infrastructure, local low-carbon...
journal article 2018
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Verhagen, Mathijs (author)
For many years, Business Model Innovation (BMI) has been recognized by academics as key to improve competitiveness and innovativeness. While more than ninety percent of the large corporates conduct some degree of BMI, BMI has barely reached Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs). Increasing the use of BMI in SMEs is believed to boost the economic...
master thesis 2018
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Croce, Nicola (author)

Many market research agencies and consulting firms claim the robotics service and consumer market is about to boom. Market reports show there’s a massive, untapped market for robots to be used in commercial spaces such as hotels, restaurants, fast-foods and cruise ships. These spaces could serve as a great stepping stone on the path toward...
master thesis 2018
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Hügel, Casper (author)
The volatile production of renewable energy sources is often considered a key issue in future sustainable energy systems. Drawing on microgrid research, we argue that the potential synergy between microgrid energy management and provision of flexibility services to the wider grid could be further explored. In addition, the trade-off between cost...
master thesis 2018
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Weihs, Benjamin (author)
The building industry is characterized by the creation of organizational silos. These silos are causing frictions and inefficiencies on an operational, financial and managerial level. The following research is approaching these silos within the case of X-Decks, a temporary and circular parking project, and the means of blockchain technology.
master thesis 2018
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Bos-de Vos, Marina (author)
Architectural firms can be regarded as creative professional service firms. As such, architects need to navigate creative, professional and commercial goals, while simultaneously attempting to fulfil client, user and societal needs. This complex process is becoming increasingly difficult, as the historically established role of architects has...
doctoral thesis 2018
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den Hollander, M.C. (author)
This thesis argues that in order to increase the likelihood that product lifetime extension in a circular economy will be successful from both an environmental and an economic perspective, industrial designers need to be able to control not only the spatial dimension (materialization and geometry) of products, but also their temporal dimension....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Heikkilä, Marikka (author), Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (author)
In this paper we analyse Business Model Innovation (BMI) in European micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SME). We present descriptive findings from our quantitative survey and qualitative case survey on how SMEs are innovating their Business Models. Our survey indicates that 37% of European SMEs innovate their Business Model. We found...
conference paper 2018
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Latifi, Mohammad-Ali (author), Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (author)
Business model (BM) innovation is vital for today’s businesses. However, BM innovations can be irreversible, and therefore, in comparison to product, service or process innovation, entail bigger risk and ambiguity. Understanding the way in which BM innovation exerts influences over firm’s performance would help business-owners to be more...
conference paper 2018
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Tsilimeni-Archangelidi, Anthi (author)
master thesis 2018
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Rezaei, J. (author), Ortt, J.R. (author)
Purpose: Earlier studies have generally shown a positive relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and the overall performance of the firm. The purpose of this paper is to understand in more detail how EO influences firm performance. It adds to the literature by distinguishing performances of different functions in a firm and by...
journal article 2018
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Bos-de Vos, Marina (author), Lieftink, B.M. (author), Volker, L. (author), Kraaijeveld, Jasper (author), Lauche, K. (author), Smits, Armand (author), Tjoa, L.L.L. (author), Wamelink, J.W.F. (author)
‘Future Roles for Architects’ describes the core insights from a research project into new role structures in the Dutch architectural sector, conducted as part of the futurA project on “future value chains of architectural services”. For four years a joint team from Delft University of Technology and Radboud University in Nijmegen, working in...
book 2018
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Bottema, Erik (author)
Circular Economy
Exponential growth in human activity has caused exponential changes in Earth system variables, like greenhouse gas emissions and global temperature. Human influence on the planet has reached far beyond safe parameters and could lead to disastrous consequences for large parts of the world. This is attributed to the...
master thesis 2018
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Klomp, Laurens (author)
As the insurance industry engages in numerous processes which are characterized by the exchange of data which is updated by multiple parties; a blockchain, as a single source of truth, has the potential to increase efficiency and reduce the complexity of these processes. However, the complexity, uncertainty, transforming potential and barriers...
master thesis 2018
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van Duijnhoven, Noor (author)
Circular economy principles are gaining attention in the Netherlands. Industries, consumers and the Dutch government feel increased responsibility to tackle barriers to sustainable development. The government is increasing its investments to stimulate consumers to live more sustainably and companies that develop circular products are established...
master thesis 2018
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