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A neo-institutional perspective of supply chains and energy security: Bioenergy in the UK

A neo-institutional perspective of supply chains and energy security: Bioenergy in the UK

Genus, Audley and Mafakheri, Fereshteh (2014) A neo-institutional perspective of supply chains and energy security: Bioenergy in the UK. Applied Energy, 123. pp. 307-315. ISSN 0306-2619 (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.01.084)

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Abstract

The paper argues that potential insights into the emergence of more sustainable energy systems relevant to the promotion of energy security may be obtained from adopting neo-institutional theory. The paper suggests that a more comprehensive analytical approach is available compared with previous contributions, which tend to focus on institutions as governmental agencies and ‘regulative rules’. The paper thus outlines an approach to analysing institutional rules, carriers, processes and mechanisms, which is illustrated with reference to the emerging ‘organisational field’ of bioenergy for the generation of heat and power in the UK. The paper discusses implications of the above for understanding and improving energy security. The conclusion outlines the contours of future work on the prospects and difficulties associated with fully embedding the emerging organisational field of bioenergy and sustainable energy systems, and reflects on what might be gained from an application of neo-institutional theory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Accepted: 27 January 2014. [2] First published online: 26 February 2014. [2] Published in print: 15 June 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable supply chains, energy security, neo-institutional theory, bioenergy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Last Modified: 01 May 2018 08:48
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT b
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11347

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