Gartner Research

Learn From Business Model Innovation in Japan

Published: 11 January 2013

ID: G00247153

Analyst(s): Dave Aron , Kazunari Konishi


Japan's economic, demographic and competitive challenge from neighbors is fueling continual innovation, particularly in small and midsize businesses. We can all learn from these innovations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Investigate Innovative Business Models Coming From Japan
  • Deconstruct Them, Using Gartner's Business Model Framework to Identify Opportunities to Borrow Innovation
    • An Ideate and Create Example: Elephant Design and Cuusoo
    • An Engage Example: Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
    • An Offer Example: Komatsu
    • A Monetize Example: Irodori

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