Numerous specific classifications for e-business models exist in the academic literature however there is no general classification scheme. This paper identifies the business model classification schemes present in the electronic commerce literature along with the criteria by which the business models are classified. Drawing on the broader classification literature, the utility of these classifications is examined and a distinction is made between specific and general classification schemes and between typologies and taxonomies.
Lambert, Susan, "Do We Need a General Classification Scheme for e-Business Models?Lambert" (2006). ACIS 2006 Proceedings. Paper 36.