Summary: Through the development and analysis of in-depth case studies of the emergence of wind power industries in industrialized and emerging...
Summary: Through the development and analysis of in-depth case studies of the emergence of wind power industries in industrialized and emerging economies, a model of sustainable energy industry development is proposed. The model demonstrates that fundamental economic indicators are insufficient for explaining new industry development. Environmental, institutional and cultural factors idiosyncratic to individual jurisdictions play important roles in the emergence of renewable energy industries in both industrialized and emerging economies, both when the fundamental economics favor renewable energy and when they do not. The model makes contributions to institutional and strategic change theories and has implications for policy makers and managers.
Harrie Vredenburg, Ph.D.
Dr. Harrie Vredenburg is Professor of Strategy at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and holds the Suncor Energy Chair in Competitive Strategy and Sustainable Development, a Haskayne research chair affiliated with the University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy. He also holds an appointment as an International Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Said Business School (Centre for Corporate Reputation).
Dr. Vredenburg is Academic Director of the Global Energy Executive MBA, a Haskayne joint venture with IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a member of the board of directors of Petrobank Energy, a mid-cap international oil and technology company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and of Kainji International, an African-focused startup private energy company. Before joining the University of Calgary, Dr. Vredenburg taught at McGill University.