1st Edition

Renewable Energy Enterprises in Emerging Markets Strategic and Operational Challenges

By Cle-Anne Gabriel Copyright 2020
    192 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    190 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book highlights the challenges faced by renewable energy enterprises (REEs) in emerging markets, by reflecting on the enterprises’ own stories and experiences.

    Research into REEs has focused largely on successful businesses and business models, and developed markets. With significant opportunities for renewable energy enterprise in emerging markets, this book presents a unique business-level perspective. It highlights the key barriers and outlines the strategic and operational solutions for success articulated by the entrepreneurs themselves. The research draws on interviews with entrepreneurs in twenty-eight emerging markets, including Barbados, Cambodia, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, India, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. The book concludes by summarising the key solutions for success and illustrating how successful REEs put them into practice.

    This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of renewable energy, sustainable business and the sustainability agenda in emerging markets.



    Sustainability and the Renewable Energy Enterprise
    Study I (2012-2016)
    Study II (2017-2018)

    Chapter 1. Renewable Energy Enterprises in Emerging Markets

    Overview of Renewable Energy Sources, Technologies and Enterprise
    Renewable Energy Enterprises in Emerging Markets are Different

    Chapter 2. A Typology of Renewable Energy Enterprises

    Four Types of Renewable Energy Enterprise: A Business Model Typology
    A Regional Perspective of the Four Types of Renewable Energy Enterprises
    Inclusive Business Models


    What is a Strategic Challenge?
    What is an Operational Challenge?
    What, exactly, is a Business Model in this Context? 

    Chapter 3. Logistical Growing Pains

    Getting Renewable Energy Products to End-Users
    Stories from the Supply Chain for Renewable Energy Products
    Success in the Supply Chain for Renewable Energy Products

    Chapter 4. How Renewable Energy Enterprises Compete

    What it means to ‘Compete’
    Competing in the Renewable Energy Industry in Emerging Markets
    Market Niches for Renewable Energy Enterprise in Emerging Markets

    Chapter 5. The Aid-Centric Business Model

    What is Aid?
    How Individual Enterprises Receive and Use Aid
    Is Aid Good for Business?
    The Aid-Centric Business Model
    A Proposed Aid-Independent Logic of Value Creation

    Chapter 6. Defining and Measuring Success

    Defining Success
    All about the Metrics
    The Successful Renewable Energy Enterprise in Emerging Markets


    Case Study 1. Power Providers, Tanzania
    Case Study 2. A-Wing, Indonesia




    Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel is a researcher at The University of Queensland (UQ) Business School in Australia. She is UQ Business School's Director for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME), and a Director of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA). She has worked on sustainable development projects and assignments funded by Australian Aid (AusAID), the European Union (EU), the Japanese Ministry for Environment and New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).