Take home exam questions (published 4.12.2018 12.15, DL 16.12.2018 24.00)

CLARIFICATIONS (see the bottom of the page for the latest updates. when this document is updated, i will also send and mycourses announcement)

Update 5.12.2018 11.20

Based on the questions that i received 4.12.2018, here are some clarifications for the take home exam instructions and questions (question 4). Please note that this is the only place I will publish clarifications. So I won't send personal emails to people who have asked questions.


The essays should be submitted in ONE document. Copy-paste the question to the beginning of each essay. 


In your answers, it is not required to use any other material than the compulsory ones included to this course (e.g. articles, slides, cases, links). What is required for a top grade is synthesizing knowledge. And synthesizing knowledge is sometimes easier when you form bridges between materials of this course and some other courses or sources. 

However, please note that answering some of the questions may require that you read some other course articles than you reflected in your own learning diary in module 5. 


There was some unclarity what the word "implementation" means in question 4 ("...between different platform implementations...").

In your answer, you should analyze set of different platforms. You can compare real life cases, or more abstract types of platforms (remember to show examples), but please choose cases and types so that they clearly represent and reflect the diversity of theoretical discourse. So don’t pick the cases randomly or only because of personal interest! Also, as in all questions, clearly describe and reflect the perspective you use in the essay.

Updated 12.12.2018 13.10


Clarification for question nr 1.

You should either

a) compare different levels of abstraction of business model concept, for example: narrative level, generic frameworks (business model canvas), more specific frameworks, and other levels you wish to compare. Describe what are the similarities and differences between the levels. Remember to reference literature when you analyze and synthesize.


b) compare different definitions of business models and describe what are the similarities and differences between them. Remember to reference literature when you analyze and synthesize.


c) compare some other (theoretical) perspectives to business models. You are free to choose the perspectives you like, but you must reference the literature and tell why comparing the selected perspectives is important. Also remember to reference literature when you analyze and synthesize.

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