Technology Management to Accelerate Competitiveness Journey: Exploratory Case of a Renewable Energy Focal Firm from India

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Several firms from India are trying to climb to higher stages in competitiveness journey. The key objective of this chapter is to identify characteristics of the phenomenon of “technological gap vicious loop” taking case of focal firms in an emerging industry in India. For this, an exploratory case study approach is adapted. The firm for the case study, Moser Baer India Limited (MBIL), was selected carefully. We use secondary data to make sense of situation, actors, and processes as part of SAP-LAP framework. The elements of the phenomenon are characterized and areas for further are work listed.


Renewable Energy Technology Management Entrepreneurial Orientation Technological Capability Focal Firm 
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The author(s) wish to acknowledge the support of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, to the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE). Financial support from IIT Bombay, IRCC for competitiveness research project is acknowledged. Cooperation from professionals in Moser Baer and Suzlon and several young researchers in the project is gratefully acknowledged. Particularly, R. Mukundan, Gouri Gargate, and Raj Mohan at Technology Strategy Lab, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay, and Dr. R. Umamaheswari and other volunteers at the Strategy and Competitiveness Lab, DMS, IIT Delhi, have contributed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SJM School of Management (SOM) and National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE)IIT BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.New Silk Route (NSR)MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.SJM School of Management (SOM)IIT BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia

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