The emergence of a growth industry: a comparative analysis of the German, Dutch and Swedish wind turbine industries
Book chapter, 2003

The objective of this paper is to compare the evolution of the wind turbine industry in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Four factors stand out in explaining the relative success of the German industry: (1) creation of variety in an early phase, (2) establishment of legitimacy of wind energy, (3) the employment of advanced market creation policies in a later phase and (4) the use of industrial policy to favour the domestic industry. Implications for policy include fostering legitimacy for the new technology and creating powerful, predictable and persistent economic incentives.

Author

Anna Bergek

Chalmers, Department of Industrial Dynamics

Staffan Jacobsson

Chalmers, Department of Industrial Dynamics

Metcalfe, S. & Cantner, U. (Eds): Change, Transformation and Development. Physica/Springer, Heidelberg

197-228

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Energy

DOI

10.1007/978-3-7908-2720-0

ISBN

978-3-7908-2720-0

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10/7/2017