Nils Walravens wins Best Paper Award at Mobility 2012 conference
Researcher Nils Walravens (iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) has won the best paper award at the Mobility 2012 conference, the second international conference on mobile services, resources, and users.
His paper proposes a business model framework that allows the design and analysis of value networks for mobile services in a public context. It starts from a validated business model framework and expands it to include parameters that come into play when a public entity (i.e., a city administration) becomes involved in the value network. In the quickly changing mobile telecommunications industry, this framework offers both an academic and practical tool, enabling the comparison and analysis of complex mobile city service business models that include public actors. After its theoretical development, the framework can be further validated by applying it to specific (inter)national and real-life cases.
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