Sustainable Business Model and the Firm Age Variable Impact: Evidence from wine industry

Author/s Simona Alfiero, Laura Broccardo, Massimo Cane
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2023/3 Language English
Pages 27 P. 165-191 File size 326 KB
DOI 10.3280/MACO2023-003008
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Sustainability is attracting increasing attention, especially in small and medium-sized companies and the agribusiness industry, because of the need to address ris-ing social and environmental issues. Consequently, the present study explores a sample of small and medium-sized companies operating in the wine sector, with particular attention to the key variables of their sustainable business model and its process design. Age is a variable that is rarely studied in the academic literature, but it is notable. Herein lies the originality of this research, which resides in the lens used to examine the business models of organisations. This study shows the rele-vance of this underexplored variable and its impact on sustainable business mod-els, shedding light on the sustainability implementation of young and old firms.

Keywords: Business model, Business model innovation, Sustainable business model, Wine sector, Firm age.

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Simona Alfiero, Laura Broccardo, Massimo Cane, Sustainable Business Model and the Firm Age Variable Impact: Evidence from wine industry in "MANAGEMENT CONTROL" 3/2023, pp 165-191, DOI: 10.3280/MACO2023-003008