Shaping Markets

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dc.contributor.author Høyrup Christensen, Nis
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-18
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-18T14:40:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-18T14:40:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-18
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792977182
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792977199
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8627
dc.description.abstract Today, China is the world leading investor in renewable energy. At the heart of this effort lies China’s ability to shape markets through industrial policies. Through a neoinstitutional theoretical perspective this dissertation views China’s efforts within renewable energy as the emergence of a new organizational field. Despite the importance of organizational fields as a key concept in the neoinstitutional literature, there is a lack of studies on exactly how they emerge. Throughout four articles this dissertation scrutinizes therefore the emergence of the field of renewable energy in China and the mechanisms driving this emergence. Firstly, the relation between state and market is examined, and it is argued that Chinese state interventions in markets, for instance through subsidies, are based in deeply rooted historic grounds. Thus, the article explains the general context in which the Party-state handles subsidized markets, like renewable energy. Secondly, the specific development of the idea of sustainable development, and how it evolves into an institutional logic of its own, is analysed. It is around this institutional logic that renewable energy emerges as a field. The key mechanism in play is the idea work of the Party state by which sustainable development is positioned in the Partystate discourse. Thirdly, subsidization of renewable energy in China is examined as an important feature of the increasing institutionalization of the organizational field. It is shown how negotiation between companies and Party-state is the vital mechanism by which subsidies are determined.... en_US
dc.format.extent 227 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;3.2013
dc.title Shaping Markets en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt13jan18 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DBP en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DBP en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2013 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Neoinstitutional Analysis of the Emerging Organizational Field of Renewable Energy in China en_US


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