The only green thing we have is the dollar : an export promotion proposal to the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Chicago aimed at Dutch SMEs in the sustainable energy technology sector

Chedi, Charlene (2006) The only green thing we have is the dollar : an export promotion proposal to the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Chicago aimed at Dutch SMEs in the sustainable energy technology sector.

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Abstract:The Consulate General (CG) of the Netherlands in Chicago looks after the Dutch community in the United States. In relation to the American authorities and as far as the local legislation allows, the CG conducts the Dutch interests according to the Dutch laws and regulations. It is concerned with the interests of Dutch companies, in the Netherlands or the USA, as well as Dutch people living or traveling through the USA. The CG has several tasks to contribute to this: (1) traditional consular tasks, (2) the promotion of cultural relations between the Netherlands and the United States, and (3) the promotion of Dutch economic and commercial interests. There is a growing demand for technology for sustainable energy in the US, due to the rise of global energy issues. The current situation in the USA asks for expertise in this area. Dutch companies have built up considerable expertise in the field of technology for sustainable energy. However, there is a lack of collective promotion of the strong Dutch expertise in this sector in the US. Export promotion in this research is defined as policy measures, which actually or potentially enhance export activity at the macro or meso level. In order to improve the export promotion programs for Dutch companies in this sector, the purpose of this project was to give an answer to the following question: What are the relevant export support needs of Dutch small and medium-sized companies in technology for sustainable energy and what type of support should the Consulate General in Chicago provide them with regard to exporting to the USA?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Chicago
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/519
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