The e3value reference book

The e3value reference book [PDF]


Value Webs – Understanding e-Business Innovation by Jaap Gordijn and Hans Akkermans

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e3value method has been at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Computer Science department) and the University of Twente (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science department). Other research groups work on the method too, or are teaching it, including the University of Tilburg, University of Stockholm, and the University of Malaysia. The e3value core developers published about 120 scientific papers and 8 PhD theses. The software for it has been developed by the VU and the UT. The method is taught at several international universities (University of Twente, NTNU Trondheim, University of Toronto). This book, used for undergraduate teaching, is now publicly available for free. 

The e3value methodology has been applied by a number of practitioners (KPMG, The Netherlands, ECN, The Netherlands, SENA, The Netherlands, SINTEF Energy Research, Norway, Fundacion Labein, Spain, IBERDROLA, Spain). The e3value methodology is positioned by Forrester Research as one of the two promising efforts on business modelling. The method is used in many research projects to develop networked business models; including EU funded projects (EC-DG RESEARCH FENIX, EC-IST EU-DEEP, EC-IST project Hydra, EC-IST project IT-AIDE, EC-DGTREN project, EC-IST Obelix, UE 2020 TREsPASS), and national funded projects (NWO VALUE-IT, NWO-COOP, NWO-VITAL).