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Challenges and opportunities for renewable energy cooperatives through the lens of the social business model: Cases from India and the Netherland

Potdar, Avadhoot Vishvanath (2019) Challenges and opportunities for renewable energy cooperatives through the lens of the social business model: Cases from India and the Netherland.

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Abstract:In the context of the slowly progressing energy transition, several renewable energy initiatives have been emerging in India and The Netherlands. These initiatives are an alternative model of the global energy transition. This thesis work analyses existing business models and the new business models that are leading to different multi-scale transitions towards low-energy societies. It examines several different cases from India and The Netherlands. The focus of the study is renewable energy cooperatives. The approach is to gather qualitative data from six different cases from India and The Netherlands. The theoretical framework of business model canvas coupled with elements of social entrepreneurship is used to analyze existing and new business models. The comparative analysis is aimed for cross-learning opportunities.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79543
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