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Business model innovation towards ecosystem sustainability: A case study of the Chinese super league

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posted on 2021-11-22, 14:35 authored by Shuyang Liu, James Skinner, Anna GrosmanAnna Grosman
The emerging Chinese Super League (CSL) provides an interesting context for studying business model innovation (BMI) and ecosystem sustainability. New business modes from CSL football clubs boosted the league development with growing international influence but also raised issues on the sustainability of the CSL ecosystem. This chapter presents a case study of the BMI of CSL clubs. It aims to understand the secrets and rationale behind CSL clubs’ BMI and assess the impact of clubs’ BMI on their sustainability and the sustainability of the entire CSL ecosystem. This chapter investigates ten CSL clubs and evaluates their BMI actions based on the scope and novelty. Evergrande FC’s BMI actions are well ahead of other clubs regarding quantity, innovativeness and continuity. However, when examining the broader impact of Evergrande’s BMI, it suggests that Evergrande’s disruptive model shed a negative influence on the longevity of the CSL ecosystem by pushing up the cost level and encouraging other clubs to follow similar financially risky business model designs. Therefore, it calls for growing attention to managerial cognition in future studies as the vision and thinking of managers can determine the BMI outcome and the evolution of the business ecosystem.

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  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Sustainable International Business Models in a Digitally Transforming World

Pages

207 - 221

Publisher

Routledge

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Sustainable International Business Models in a Digitally Transforming World on 3 March 2022, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781032050928

Acceptance date

2021-10-05

Publication date

2022-03-03

Copyright date

2022

ISBN

9781032050928; 9781003195986

Book series

Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

Language

  • en

Editor(s)

Anshuman Khare; Arto Ojala; William W. Baber

Depositor

Dr Anna Grosman. Deposit date: 19 November 2021

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