Can the Blockchain lead to new sustainable business models?

  • Francesca Dal Mas Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln
  • Maurizio Massaro
  • Juan Manuel Verde
  • Lorenzo Cobianchi


New technologies can foster the development of new sustainable business models (SBMs). Our paper wants to investigate how the blockchain can facilitate the development of new SBMs, by analyzing some real-world case studies. Findings highlight how the characteristics of the blockchain can extend existing theories in leading to new SBMs.

Author Biographies

Maurizio Massaro

Maurizio Massaro, MSc, PHD is an Associate Professor in Digital Management and Control at the Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Juan Manuel Verde

Juan Manuel Verde, MD, MSs is a Research Fellow in Surgery and Innovation at the Institute of Image-Guided Surgery Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) of Strasbourg.

Lorenzo Cobianchi

Lorenzo Cobianchi, MD, PHD is an Associate Professor in General Surgery at the Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia.