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Handbook of Research on Energy Entrepreneurship

Edited by Rolf Wüstenhagen, Good Energies Professor for Management of Renewable Energies and Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St Gallen, Switzerland and Robert Wuebker, Post Doctoral Fellow, Management Department, University of Utah, US
This timely Handbook provides an excellent overview of our knowledge on the drivers, influencing factors and outcomes of energy entrepreneurship. As the world grapples with global resource crunches and fights to reap the rewards of new energy technologies, a wide space for entrepreneurial opportunity has emerged. The Handbook of Research on Energy Entrepreneurship offers critical insight on how nations the world over can make full use of those opportunities.
Extent: 400 pp
Hardback Price: £137.00 Web: £123.30
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 551 2
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This timely Handbook provides an excellent overview of our knowledge on the drivers, influencing factors and outcomes of energy entrepreneurship. As the world grapples with global resource crunches and fights to reap the rewards of new energy technologies, a wide space for entrepreneurial opportunity has emerged. The Handbook of Research on Energy Entrepreneurship offers critical insight on how nations the world over can make full use of those opportunities.

An informed blend of geographical and methodological approaches to energy entrepreneurship research, these comprehensive and complementary perspectives shed new light on topics ranging from harnessing the power of the sun and wind to consumer preferences and policy frameworks. This book provides an excellent reference point for scholars and practitioners seeking a richer understanding of the aspects of venture financing, corporate entrepreneurship, internationalization of entrepreneurial ventures, emerging cleantech clusters, public policy and the institutional aspects of energy innovation.

A must-read for those interested in the scholarly investigation of energy entrepreneurship – including students and scholars of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation management, organizations and the natural environment, and environmental economics, practitioners in energy entrepreneurship, and policymakers – this Handbook is sure to enlighten and engage.
Contributors: R. Abold, Z. Acs, J. Aleluia, M.H. Anderson, H. Andree, A. Aspelund, M. Brachert, S. Cohen, N. Dee, P. Dickel, S. Ford, E. Garnsey, D. Grichnik, M.W. Hansen, D.M. Hart, E. Heiskanen, C. Hornych, M. Kenney, C. Koropp, L. Lehmann-Ortega, J. Leitão, M. Loock, N. Løvdal, R. Lovio, A. Marcus, G. Meersohn, P. Mickwitz, P. Migliavacca, N. Peretz, S. Pogutz, A. Russo, J.-M. Schoettl, K. Sutcliffe, T. Teppo, R. Wuebker, R. Wüstenhagen
Contents:

1. An Introduction to Energy Entrepreneurship Research
Rolf Wüstenhagen and Robert Wuebker

PART I: THE ROLE OF START-UP FIRMS IN ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
2. Market Failure, Market Dynamics and Entrepreneurial Innovation by Environmental Ventures
Elizabeth Garnsey, Nicola Dee and Simon Ford

3. Prolonged Gestation and Commitment to an Emerging Organizational Field: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Businesses in Minnesota 1993–2009
Alfred Marcus, Marc H. Anderson, Susan Cohen and Kathleen Sutcliffe

4. Entrepreneurial Learning in Energy Technology Start-ups: A Case Study in the Biogas Market
Petra Dickel and Helga Andree

PART II: INTERNATIONAL ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
5. Entrepreneurial Opportunity and the Formation of Photovoltaic Clusters in Eastern Germany
Matthias Brachert and Christoph Hornych

6. The Rise of Chinese Challenger Firms in the Global Solar Industry
Gabrielle Meersohn and Michael W. Hansen

7. International Entrepreneurship in the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry
Nicolai Løvdal and Arild Aspelund

PART III: ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LARGE INCUMBENT FIRMS
8. Photovoltaic Business Models: Threat or Opportunity for Utilities?
Jean-Marc Schoettl and Laurence Lehmann-Ortega

9. Why Corporate Venture Capital Funds Fail: Evidence from the European Energy Industry
Tarja Teppo and Rolf Wüstenhagen

PART IV: FINANCING ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
10. Business Angels and Energy Investing: Insights from a German Panel Study
Dietmar Grichnik and Christian Koropp

11. Venture Capital Investment in the Greentech Industries: A Provocative Essay
Martin Kenney

12. How do Business Models Impact Financial Performance of Renewable Energy Firms?
Moritz Loock

PART V: COMMERCIALIZING ENERGY INNOVATION
13. Interfirm Relationships in a New Industry: The Case of Fuel Cell Technologies
Stefano Pogutz, Angeloantonio Russo and Paolo Migliavacca

14. Challenges of Doing Market Research in the New Energy Market
Roland Abold

15. Path Dependence, Path Creation and Creative Destruction in the Evolution of Energy Systems
Raimo Lovio, Per Mickwitz and Eva Heiskanen

PART VI: ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY
16. Making, Breaking, and Remaking Markets: State Regulation, Entrepreneurship, and Photovoltaic Electricity in New Jersey
David M. Hart

17. International Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer: The CDM Situation in China
João Aleluia and João Leitão

18. Incentive Prizes to Stimulate Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Neil Peretz and Zoltan Acs

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