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Innovation dynamics of sustainability journeys for hydrocarbon–rich countries

Innovation dynamics of sustainability journeys for hydrocarbon–rich countries This paper examines the innovation dynamics of sustainability transitions within hydrocarbon–rich countries, with a particular emphasis upon the emerging solar industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In order to examine the dynamics within the current Saudi and UAE energy system and subsequently assess its potential for supporting the successful establishment of sizeable solar energy industries, a list of five structural elements and seven system functions has first been compiled from the innovation literature. Next, a comparative assessment is conducted with regard to how well each of these elements and functions is currently fulfilled in both industries. Not only does the paper reveal a number of ominous signs of structural and functional related challenges, it also provides policy orientated recommendations that have the potential to support a transition towards a sustainable future within such oil–rich countries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development Inderscience Publishers

Innovation dynamics of sustainability journeys for hydrocarbon–rich countries

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1740-8822
eISSN
1740-8830
DOI
10.1504/IJISD.2013.053320
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Abstract

This paper examines the innovation dynamics of sustainability transitions within hydrocarbon–rich countries, with a particular emphasis upon the emerging solar industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In order to examine the dynamics within the current Saudi and UAE energy system and subsequently assess its potential for supporting the successful establishment of sizeable solar energy industries, a list of five structural elements and seven system functions has first been compiled from the innovation literature. Next, a comparative assessment is conducted with regard to how well each of these elements and functions is currently fulfilled in both industries. Not only does the paper reveal a number of ominous signs of structural and functional related challenges, it also provides policy orientated recommendations that have the potential to support a transition towards a sustainable future within such oil–rich countries.

Journal

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable DevelopmentInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2013

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