Incumbent energy companies navigating energy transitions: strategic action or bricolage?

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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 (Jørgensen, 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.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftEnvironmental Innovation and Societal Transitions
Volym28
Sidor (från-till)57-69
Antal sidor13
ISSN2210-4224
DOI
StatusPublicerad - sep 2018
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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