An explorative study of the synergy between social enterprises and local micro-entrepreneurs in the provision of off-grid clean energy access

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Batidzirai, Bothwell en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Kruger, Wikus en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Pailman, Whitney Lisa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-21T14:02:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-21T14:02:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pailman, W. 2016. An explorative study of the synergy between social enterprises and local micro-entrepreneurs in the provision of off-grid clean energy access. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20577
dc.description.abstract Alleviating energy poverty requires innovative and sustainable business models for delivering energy access. Social enterprises have entered off-grid clean energy access markets, pioneering innovative energy access business models, many of which involve the participation of local micro-entrepreneurs. This research study explores the synergy between social enterprises and local micro-entrepreneurs, specifically in terms of the business models used to incorporate local micro-entrepreneurs into off-grid clean energy value chains and the stages of the value chain in which the local micro-entrepreneurs participate. It furthermore identifies key enabling enterprise ecosystem conditions. A qualitative research methodology and a multiple case study design was used. The sample consisted of 11 respondents, selected through purposive sampling. A semi-structured interview served as the primary data collection instrument and a thematic within-case and cross-case analysis was carried out. This research study represents a pioneering effort, contributing to a growing body of knowledge on innovative participatory business models for energy access. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Energy and Development Studies en_ZA
dc.title An explorative study of the synergy between social enterprises and local micro-entrepreneurs in the provision of off-grid clean energy access en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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