Title: The framework factors affecting the acceptability of wind power

Authors: Tomi Mäkipelto

Addresses: Department of Production, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, Vaasa FI-65101, Finland

Abstract: The goal of this research is to evaluate and analyse the factors that have an effect on the acceptability of wind power investment in decisions making situation. The used research methodologies were an action analytical and a constructive case research. Empirical data was collected by using formal questionnaires, observations of the researcher and informal discussions. The results of this research help utility investors and country/municipality level decision makers to learn and understand how the operational environment affects on wind power investments that have an effect on the growth of renewable energy forms.

Keywords: wind power; strategic management; investment conditions; framework factors; acceptability; decision making; utility investors; central government; local government; municipalities; decision makers; operational environments; renewable energy; Finland; innovation; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.043098

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.10 No.4, pp.402 - 413

Published online: 14 Oct 2011 *

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