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Teaching

Austin teaches and coaches students. He teaches business model design and information systems in several masters and bachelors courses. He also coaches students in minors such as smart energy and entrepreneurship and technology.

Personal profile

Austin D’Souza is pursuing a PhD in business and economics from the University of Groningen. His research focuses on developing methods for designing and evaluating viable business models for decentralised energy systems. He holds a master of science degree from the University of Groningen in business administration. Before pursuing a PhD, Austin worked for six years with several ICT firms in various roles in India and the Middle East. He possesses in-depth experience and knowledge in business models, management consulting, business development, partner management, account management, and project management.

Publications

  • A. D’Souza, N. R. T. P. van Beest, G. B. Huitema, J. C. Wortmann, and H. Velthuijsen, “An Assessment Framework for Business Model Ontologies to Ensure the Viability of Business Models,” in 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 2014, pp. 226–235.
  • A. D’Souza, N. R. T. P. Van Beest, G. B. Huitema, J. C. Wortmann, and H. Velthuijsen, A Review and Evaluation of Business Model Ontologies: A Viability Perspective. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer , 2014.
  • A. D’Souza, A., Kabbedijk, J., Seo, D., Jansen, S., Brinkkemper, S., 2012. Software-as-a-Service: Implications for Business and Technology in Product Software Companies, in: Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS). p. Paper 140.
  • A. D’Souza, H. Wortmann, G. Huitema, and H. Velthuijsen, “A business model design framework for viability; a business ecosystem approach,” J. Business Model., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1–29, 2015.
  • A. D’Souza, H. Velthuijsen, J. C. Wortmann, and G. B. Huitema, “Developing a viable business model for community-owned solar farms in the Netherlands,” in USE: Understanding small enterprises, 2015.
  •  A. D'Souza, K. Bouw, H. Velthuijsen, J. C. Wortmann, and G. B. Huitema, " Designing viable multi-commodity energy business ecosystems: corroborating the business model design framework for viability" J. Cleaner production (in review)

Other publications

  • Bouw, K., D’Souza, A., Van Someren, C., 2016. A flexible business model for the ETP Wijster. Groningen. url: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Flexiheat
  • Flexibele Warmtenetten Zijn de toekomst, Warmtenetwerk magazine, NR 25. Herfst 2016  (Dutch)

Education/Academic qualification

Management Information Systems, Master in Science, University of Groningen

Keywords

  • HB Economic Theory

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Projects

Buurtwarmte

Bouw, K., van der Schoor, T. & D'Souza, A.

1/09/181/09/20

Project: Research

Research Output

Research document Agro-Cycle Project

Pierie, F. & D'Souza, A., 30 Apr 2019, Hanzehogeschool Groningen. 65 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access
File
  • Improving the sustainability of farming practices through the use of a symbiotic approach for anaerobic digestion and digestate processing

    Pierie, F., Benders, R. M. J., Moll, H. C., D'Souza, A., van Someren, C. & van Gemert, W., 26 Sep 2017, In : Resources. 6, 4, 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    File
  • A business model design framework for viability: a business ecosystem approach

    D'Souza, A., Velthuijsen, H., Wortmann, J. C. & Huitema, G., 2015, In : Journal of business models . 3, 2, p. 1-29

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
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    A business model design framework for viability; a ecosystem approach

    D’Souza, A., Wortmann, J. C., Huitema, G. B. & Velthuijsen, H., 2015. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOther research output

    Open Access
    File
  • A flexible business model for the ETP Wijster: final report

    Bouw, K., D'Souza, A. & van Someren, C., Jun 2015, Groningen: Hanzehogeschool Groningen. 90 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

    Open Access
    File
  • Activities

    • 4 Oral presentation
    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Introduction to business models in decentralised energy systems

    Austin D'Souza (Speaker)
    27 Feb 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Business model design framework for viability

    Austin D'Souza (Speaker)
    14 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Een flexibel business model voor het ETP Wijster

    Kathelijne Bouw (Speaker), Austin D'Souza (Speaker), Christian van Someren (Speaker)
    27 May 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015

    Austin D’Souza (Speaker), Hugo Velthuijsen (Speaker), J.C. Wortmann (Speaker), George. B. Huitema (Speaker)
    Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) 2014

    Austin D'Souza (Speaker), Nick van Beest (Participant), George B. Huitema (Participant), J.C. Wortmann (Participant), Hugo Velthuijsen (Participant)
    Apr 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference