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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 2018 2020

Buurtwarmte

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

1/09/181/09/20

Project: Research

Research Output 2012 2017

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

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

A review and evaluation of business model ontologies: a viability perspective

D'Souza, A., van Beest, N., Huitema, G. B., Wortmann, J. C. & Velthuijsen, H., 2015, Enterprise information systems. Cordeiro, J., Hammoudi, S., Maciaszek, L., Camp, O. & Felipe, J. (eds.). Springer, p. 453-471 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP); vol. 227).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2013 2017

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

Business model design framework for viability

Austin D'Souza (Speaker)
14 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Introduction to business models in decentralised energy systems

Austin D'Souza (Speaker)
27 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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