Incumbent energy companies navigating the energy transitions: Strategic action or bricolage?

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Incumbent energy companies navigating the energy transitions : Strategic action or bricolage? / Heiskanen, Eva; Apajalahti, Eeva Lotta; Matschoss, Kaisa; Lovio, Raimo.

In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Vol. 28, 2018, p. 57-69.

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title = "Incumbent energy companies navigating the energy transitions: Strategic action or bricolage?",
abstract = "The behaviour of incumbent energy companies is critical for a transition to a sustainable energy system. We address the recent call for closer conceptualisation of power and agency within transition studies by combining concepts of strategic action fields (Fligstein and McAdam, 2012) and the flat-ontology perspective of arenas of development (J{\o}rgensen, 2012) to identify potential ruptures emerging on the micro scale in the field of sustainable energy. We investigate how new actor configurations in new experimental arenas open field rules for renegotiation. We provide a long-term analysis on how traditional energy field rules have emerged, how two of the most powerful energy companies in Finland have responded to the emergence of sustainable energy and how new forms of collaborations are emerging in the space created by new arenas of development that create ruptures within the incumbent energy coalition.",
keywords = "Arenas of development, Energy transition, Incumbent energy company, Strategic action fields",
author = "Eva Heiskanen and Apajalahti, {Eeva Lotta} and Kaisa Matschoss and Raimo Lovio",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1016/j.eist.2018.03.001",
language = "English",
volume = "28",
pages = "57--69",
journal = "Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions",
issn = "2210-4224",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

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