The Co-Evolution of Industries, Social Movements and Institutions: A Study of Wind Power


Desiree Pacheco
Desiree Pacheco
  • Speaker
School of Business Administration, Portland State University

Event Information

Type
Research Seminar
Programme
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Date
Mon. 30 Jan. 2012
Contact
Time
11:00-12:30 hours
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Location
G3-26
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Abstract

This study examines the interdependencies between industry growth, social movements, and institutions in the context of the wind energy industry.  We demonstrate that industry emergence can be characterized as a co-evolutionary process that is influenced by the actions of social movement organizations (SMOs), but that simultaneously impacts the structure of social movements by motivating the participation of new forms of SMOs.  We characterize these new organizational forms as technology-focused SMOs and suggest that their distinct tactics for institutional change are necessary for the continued growth of the industry.  Our findings have important implications for understanding the diversity and endogeneity of social movements and the complex character of industry emergence.
 
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Carolien Heintjes
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Pursey Heugens
Professor of Organization Theory, Development, and Change, Scientific Director ERIM, Dean of Research RSM
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Justin Jansen
Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Coordinator