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The strengths and weaknesses in the Swedish renewable energy sector: an assessment report
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
Number of Authors: 1
2016 (English)In: Meeting Sweden's current and future energy challenges, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There are both weaknesses and opportunities of the Swedish renewable energy sector. This papers aim at increasing the awareness of how the state of the sector is right now, if there are any obvious difficulties facing firms in Sweden and provide knowledge about what issues that has to be addressed in order for firms to be able to succeed. The aim is addressed by looking at data and connecting the data to growth theory. Three issues stand out. Business angels do not understand the industry: As angel investors not only contribute capital to the company, but also its expertise, commitment and contacts, it is important for most business angels that they understand the industry to invest in. Lack of capital -access to capital is insufficient. Small critical mass-absorbing technology: In order to absorb technology human capital is needed, not only in general but specific technology.

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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016.
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-59795DiVA: diva2:1037624
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Swedish Association for Energy Economics (SAEE) conference 2016, Luleå, August 23-24 2016
Available from: 2016-10-17 Created: 2016-10-17 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

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