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dc.contributor.authorMitzinneck, Bjoern C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T13:22:27Z
dc.date.available2020-06-04T06:01:21Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-30
dc.identifier.otherMitzinneck_cornellgrad_0058F_10770
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornellgrad:10770
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10489475
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59390
dc.description.abstractMany established markets are seeing a rise in alternative organizing models to dominant corporate structures, aimed at promoting sustainable change from the ground up. Collective entrepreneurship initiatives are arising as social activists seek to address sustainability challenges in their local communities through business means. Commensurate with the emergent nature of this phenomenon, I rely on qualitative studies of two examples of collective enterprise to inductively develop new theory in this nascent field of research. In particular, a study of Renewable Energy Source Cooperatives in the transitioning German energy sector puts forward new theory on how collective social entrepreneurship initiatives generate and sustain member participation. A study on Bio-Energy Village initiatives in the same market context develops theoretical insight into how such collective entrepreneurial ventures can move individuals to disrupt the extant institutional arrangements they have taken for granted. Collectively, these studies advance our understanding of how community-based, collective entrepreneurship can break with unsustainable consumption patterns of the past and generate unprecedented citizen involvement in change towards greater sustainability in established markets.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectOrganization theory
dc.subjectManagement
dc.subjectrenewable energy
dc.subjectInstitutions
dc.subjectCollective Entrepreneurship
dc.subjectHybrid Organizing
dc.subjectSocial Entrepreneurship
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectsustainability
dc.titleORGANIZING FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE: COLLECTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE GERMAN ENERGY SECTOR
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePh. D., Management
dc.contributor.chairDowell, Glen W.S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBesharov, Marya L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTolbert, Pamela S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMarquis, Christopher
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X40000BR


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