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The impact of competition regulation on the prospect of solar energy innovations by SMEs

Calkin, Ayse (2017) The impact of competition regulation on the prospect of solar energy innovations by SMEs.

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Abstract:This research aims to describe in what way the competition context for SMEs with solar energy innovations shaped by regulation affects the prospect of innovation. This competition context is based on the openness of the market and the forces that shape competition within a sector. The information is obtained through qualitative research, by conducting interviews with SMEs that are considered to be innovative. The results show that in general, the competition context in this sector is favorable in the sense that markets are open and anti-competitive behavior is limited. The nature of the competition can be said to act as a stimulating factor of the willingness to innovate. The regulations that shape the competition however, are not as favorable in both cases, which can be attributed to the rigidity of the regulations. This implies that with more flexible regulation, new product innovations in the solar energy sector could be better stimulated. Future research could be conducted on a larger scale, including both successful cases and unsuccessful cases.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72742
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