Configuring Value for Competitive Advantage : on Chains , Shops , and Networks

  title={Configuring Value for Competitive Advantage : on Chains , Shops , and Networks},
  author={Charles B. Stabell and \Oystein D. Fjeldstad},
Building on Thompson’s (1967) typology of long-linked, intensive, and mediating technologies, this paper explores the idea that the value chain, the value shop, and the value network are three distinct generic value configuration models required to understand and analyze firm-level value creation logic across a broad range of industries and firms. While the long-linked technology delivers value by transforming inputs into products, the intensive technology delivers value by resolving unique… CONTINUE READING
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