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Effectiveness of Instruments Supporting Inter-Organizational Cooperation in the RES Market in Europe. Case Study of Enterprise Europe Network

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Department of Economics and Enterprise Organization, Cracow University of Economics, 31-510 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Applications of Mathematics in Economics, Faculty of Management, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-067 Kraków, Poland
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Department of Organizational Management and Social Capital, Faculty of Management, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-067 Krakow, Poland
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Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 30-149 Kraków, Poland
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Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 31-121 Kraków, Poland
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Energies 2020, 13(23), 6443; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236443
Received: 14 November 2020 / Revised: 27 November 2020 / Accepted: 3 December 2020 / Published: 5 December 2020
In the renewable energy source (RES) market, which is highly atomized, business events play an important role in supporting inter-organizational cooperation. The aim of this paper was to examine the impact of three characteristics of the events, namely, the location of the event, type of event (brokerage event versus company mission), and type of leading partner (public versus private), on the effectiveness of the business events (expressed by the number of meetings during an event and the number of partnerships initiated as a result of these meetings). We analyzed 304 promotional events organized in the European RES market. We employed basic statistical tests to verify our hypotheses. Our findings suggest that (1) the numbers of meetings and partnerships differ depending on the event’s location (country and region of Europe), (2) the type of the event (brokerage event versus company mission) affects the numbers of meetings and partnerships (in particular, during brokerage events (BEs), significantly more meetings take place than during company meetings (CMs)), and (3) the type of an event’s leading partner (public versus private) has no impact on the numbers of meetings and partnerships. With its findings, this paper contributes to RES market development and the theory of inter-organizational relations. It presents meaningful implications and recommendations for enterprises, business networks, and event managers operating in RES markets. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy source (RES); inter-organizational cooperation; effectiveness; management; promotion renewable energy source (RES); inter-organizational cooperation; effectiveness; management; promotion
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Gródek-Szostak, Z.; Suder, M.; Kusa, R.; Sikora, J.; Niemiec, M. Effectiveness of Instruments Supporting Inter-Organizational Cooperation in the RES Market in Europe. Case Study of Enterprise Europe Network. Energies 2020, 13, 6443. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236443

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Gródek-Szostak Z, Suder M, Kusa R, Sikora J, Niemiec M. Effectiveness of Instruments Supporting Inter-Organizational Cooperation in the RES Market in Europe. Case Study of Enterprise Europe Network. Energies. 2020; 13(23):6443. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236443

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Gródek-Szostak, Zofia; Suder, Marcin; Kusa, Rafał; Sikora, Jakub; Niemiec, Marcin. 2020. "Effectiveness of Instruments Supporting Inter-Organizational Cooperation in the RES Market in Europe. Case Study of Enterprise Europe Network" Energies 13, no. 23: 6443. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236443

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