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Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Renewable Energy Clusters

Recurring Barriers to Cluster Development in Eleven Countries

Authors: Jaegersberg, Gudrun, Ure, Jenny

  • Raises awareness of recurring barriers to the successful development of renewable energy clusters
  • Highlights the benefits of transfer across regions/countries as a means of minimizing cost and risk
  • Drawing on examples from other clusters, it explores the implications for policy and practice 
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About this book

Taking eleven countries in Europe, Canada, South Africa, America, Latin America and Australia, this book discusses recurring barriers to cluster development in the renewable energy sector. The authors look at the real-world dynamics and tensions between stakeholders on the ground, with a particular focus on the relationships between SMEs and other actors. This trans-regional study is unique in its scale and scope, drawing on a decade of field research to show how by learning from the successes and failures of other clusters, costs and risk can be reduced. The book fills a significant gap in the literature for policymakers, managers and economic developers in a key market.

About the authors

Prof. Gudrun Jaegersberg holds a Chair in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau/ Germany and Dr. Jenny Ure is an academic researcher at the University of Edinburgh/UK. They have collaborated for over a decade on the recurring barriers in clusters, supply chains and extended enterprises in different industry sectors in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia and South Africa. The authors have very extensive project experience in different industry sectors and different cultural contexts. Their books and journal publications focus on this to provide insights into the economic value of aligning technical and human infrastructure in distributed systems, as a means of cutting risk and creating value.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Supporting Clusters to Create Value: Are We Missing Something?

    Jaegersberg, Gudrun (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • What Exactly Are Clusters?

    Jaegersberg, Gudrun (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • Why Share Experience of Barriers?

    Jaegersberg, Gudrun (et al.)

    Pages 21-26

  • How Have We Explored the Issues? The Californian Case as an Example

    Jaegersberg, Gudrun (et al.)

    Pages 27-59

  • The Portuguese Case: The Cost of Inequality

    Jaegersberg, Gudrun (et al.)

    Pages 63-83

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50365-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50363-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Renewable Energy Clusters
Book Subtitle
Recurring Barriers to Cluster Development in Eleven Countries
Authors
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50365-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50365-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50363-9
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
Topics