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Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: This article discusses the financial sustainability of scholarly publishing and libraries, based off the author's presentation given at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 2016 Satellite Meeting on Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community.
Date: August 18, 2017
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

From Shoestrings to Pursestrings: Securing Funding for Small, Open-Access Scholarly Journals [Presentation]

Description: Video recording of a presentation from the 2016 Library Publishing Forum. This presentation offers a model for guiding editors and authors through the process of securing funding to support their journal.
Date: May 19, 2016
Duration: 59 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Witchen, Kelly; Welzenbach, Rebecca & Peters, Allison
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Appendix A: Preservation Business Model

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix includes the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan which highlights the Educopia institute's strengths and achievements to date and details the strategic planning process. Specifically this strategic plan declares Educopia institute's: Mission statement, Vision, Three Critical Challenges, and Six Programmatic Goals (with objectives and strategies).
Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Next Step Toward Widespread Residential Deep Energy Retrofits

Description: The complexity of deep energy retrofits warrants additional training to successfully manage multiple improvements that will change whole house air, heat, and moisture flow dynamics. The home performance contracting industry has responded to these challenges by aggregating skilled labor for assessment of and implementation under one umbrella. Two emerging business models are profiled that seek to resolve many of the challenges, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats described for the conventional business models.
Date: July 1, 2013
Creator: McIlvaine, J.; Saunders, S.; Bordelon, E.; Baden, S.; Elam, L. & Martin, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Virtual Entrepreneurship: Explicating the Antecedents of Firm Performance

Description: Prior research has examined entrepreneurial businesses spatially located in the physical or offline context; however, recent radical information and technological breakthroughs allow entrepreneurs to launch their businesses completely online. The growth of the online business industry has been phenomenal. Predictions for worldwide online sales estimate it to reach $2 trillion in 2016. Virtual entrepreneurship refers to the pursuit and exploitation of opportunities via virtual platforms. Web 2.0 cybermediaries offer web-based platforms that function similarly to traditional intermediaries in a virtual setting and minimize barriers to entry for virtual entrepreneurial firms. The use of such cybermediaries with increasing success suggests an implicit shift in the dominant logic that typically underpins the functioning of entrepreneurial firms operating in the physical world. In this relatively uncharted territory, marked by a focus on profit, cooperation, collaboration and community, three ideal-type institutional logics i.e. Market, Corporation and Community, blend together. It is posited that a Virtual Entrepreneurial Logic guides the norms, behaviors, and practices of entrepreneurial firms operating via these virtual platforms. This raises the question whether the blending of three ideal-type logics leads to the existence of different antecedents of performance. A business model antecedent addressing the economic dimension, a community antecedent addressing the community dimension and a co-creation antecedent addressing the collaborative dimension of the Virtual Entrepreneurial Logic were therefore empirically examined in this study. Thus, three research questions were investigated to explicate the antecedents. Primary data from 1396 virtual entrepreneurial firms was collected (business model antecedent n=366, community antecedent n=732 and co-creation antecedent n= 298) to test the proposed hypotheses. Results provided support for the three antecedents. This study makes important theoretical and practical contributions to understanding the domain of virtual entrepreneurship from a blended logics perspective. Using the theoretical lens provided by institutional logics helps shed light on the pivotal role …
Date: May 2016
Creator: Chandna, Vallari
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Future of Grid-Tied PV Business Models: What Will Happen When PV Penetration on the Distribution Grid is Significant? Preprint

Description: Eventually, distributed PV will become a more significant part of the generation mix. When this happens, it is expected that utilities will have to take on a more active role in the placement, operation and control of these systems. There are operational complexities and concerns of revenue erosion that will drive utilities into greater involvement of distributed PV and will create new business models. This report summarizes work done by Navigant Consulting Inc. for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy's work on Renewable System Integration. The objective of the work was to better understand the structure of these future business models and the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) required to support their deployment. This report describes potential future PV business models in terms of combinations of utility ownership and control of the PV assets, and the various relationships between end-users and third-party owners.
Date: May 1, 2008
Creator: Graham, S.; Katofsky, R.; Frantzis, L.; Sawyer, H. & Margolis, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Photovoltaics Business Models

Description: This report summarizes work to better understand the structure of future photovoltaics business models and the research, development, and demonstration required to support their deployment.
Date: February 1, 2008
Creator: Frantzis, L.; Graham, S.; Katofsky, R. & Sawyer, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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