Business model patterns are reusable business model architectural components, which can be used in generating a new business model. In the process of new business model generation, the business model innovator can use one or more of these patterns to creating a new business model. Each of these patterns has similarities in characteristics, business model building blocks arrangements and behaviors. Alexander Osterwalder call these similarities the “business model pattern”.
Unbundling business model
Long tail model
Multi-sided platform model
Free as a business model
Open business model
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