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Change-Actors in the U.S. Electric Energy System: The Role of Environmental Groups in Utility Adoption and Diffusion of Wind Power

Doblinger, Claudia and Soppe, Birthe (2013) Change-Actors in the U.S. Electric Energy System: The Role of Environmental Groups in Utility Adoption and Diffusion of Wind Power. Energy Policy 61 (10), pp. 274-284.

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Abstract

We study the contribution of environmental groups to new technology adoption and diffusion by dominant incumbents. Building on institutional and social movement theory, we develop a theoretical framework that sheds light on environmental groups as change-actors. We theorize that by approaching embedded key constituents with various strategic actions, environmental groups affect taken-for-granted ...

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Item type:Article
Date:24 July 2013
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Innovations- und Technologiemanagement (Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling)
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10.1016/j.enpol.2013.07.028DOI
Keywords:Environmental groups; Institutional theory; Renewable energy technologies
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29230
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