Strategic rigidity and foresight for technology adoption among electric utilities

Nisar, Arsalan; Palacios Fernández, Miguel y Ruiz López, Felipe (2013). Strategic rigidity and foresight for technology adoption among electric utilities. "Energy Policy", v. 63 (n. null); pp. 1233-1239. ISSN 0301-4215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.08.013.

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Título: Strategic rigidity and foresight for technology adoption among electric utilities
Autor/es:
  • Nisar, Arsalan
  • Palacios Fernández, Miguel
  • Ruiz López, Felipe
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy Policy
Fecha: Diciembre 2013
Volumen: 63
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Strategic foresight; Technology adoption; Peripheral vision
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

The variation in the adoption of a technology as a major source of competitive advantage has been attributed to the wide-ranging strategic foresight and the integrative capability of a firm. These possible areas of competitive advantage can exist in the periphery of the firm's strategic vision and can get easily blurred as a result of rigidness and can permeate in the decision-making process of the firm. This article explores how electric utility firms with a renewable energy portfolio can become strategically rigid in terms of adoption of newer technologies. The reluctance or delay in the adoption of new technology can be characterized as strategic rigidness, brought upon as a result of a firm's core competence or core capability in the other, more conventional technology arrangement. This paper explores the implications of such rigidness on the performance of a firm and consequently on the energy eco-system. The paper substantiates the results by emphasizing the case of Iberdrola S.A., an incumbent firm as a wind energy developer and its adoption decision behavior. We illustrate that the very routines that create competitive advantage for firms in the electric utility industry are vulnerable as they might also develop as sources of competitive disadvantage, when firms confront environmental change and uncertainty.

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Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/26029/
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Identificador DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.08.013
URL Oficial: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030142151300806
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Depositado el: 21 Ene 2015 18:18
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