Innovation, Markets and Sustainable Energy: The Challenge of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (Google eBook)

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Stefano Pogutz, Angelantonio Russo, Paolo Migliavacca
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 268 pages
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Innovation, Markets and Sustainable Energy is the first attempt to explore fuel cells and hydrogen technologies by embracing a solid theoretical perspective in the field of innovation and management. Adopting a cross-sectional and international perspective, the book analyzes the implications of introducing fuel cells into the industrial system and explores the complexity of market development for new technological solutions. This book presents an in-depth study of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and markets, concentrating on the disruptive nature of these technologies. It examines the value chain structure and the strategies of relevant industry players, the alliances and inter-organizational learning processes, the development of new markets, and venture capital dynamics. It also provides an overview of the policies that support hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in major countries around the world. Academics focussing on innovation management, strategy, sustainability, and energy and environmental management will warmly welcome this timely book. It will also be of great interest for the fuel cell and hydrogen practitioner community at large and in particular policymakers.
  

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Contents

1 The role of hydrogen in our energy future
3
the case of hydrogen and fuel cells
20
3 Fuel cells as disruptive innovation The power to change markets
34
4 Buildup of a hydrogen infrastructure
52
shaping a new industry
66
PART II
85
intra and interorganizational learning in the fuel cell industry
102
exploring the role of expectation dynamics in venture capital investment
118
an assessment of their contribution to a future hydrogen economy
152
PART III
167
the case of the European hydrogen and fuel cell technology platform
169
cooperation in public policy
182
policy and progress
195
origins and where to go from here?
215
Index
225
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state of the art and perspectives
138

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