Business Model Innovation and Modularity: Overview of the Literature

Diego Honorato Clemente, Juliana Hsuan, Marly Monteiro de Carvalho

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This article aims to analyze the intersection between the constructs of modularity and business models. For this purpose, a systematic literature review was carried out, merging bibliometric and content analysis. As a result, the main research themes and gaps are identified, and a panorama of the literature is drawn. The literature within this research field is rather recent as the majority of publications have been published after 2014. Also, the theme is published sparsely in a wide range of journals as there are no dominant research outlets. Although the concept of modularity has been widely discussed in terms of product, process, and organizational levels, recent developments point out to the application of this concept to service and business models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperations Management for Social Good : 2018 POMS International Conference in Rio
EditorsAdriana Leiras, Carlos Alberto González-Calderón, Irineu de Brito Junior, Sebastián Villa, Hugo Tsugunobu Yoshida Yoshizaki
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9783030238155
ISBN (Electronic)9783030238162
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2018 POMS International Conference on Production and Operations Management Society: Operations Management for Social Good - PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 Dec 201812 Dec 2018


Conference2018 POMS International Conference on Production and Operations Management Society
CityRio de Janeiro
Internet address
SeriesSpringer Proceedings in Business and Economics


  • Business models
  • Modularity
  • Bibliometrics

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