Entrepreneurship and Business Development in the Renewable Energy Sector

Entrepreneurship and Business Development in the Renewable Energy Sector

Adrian Dumitru Tantau (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania) and Laurenţiu Cătălin Frăţilă (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Release Date: November, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 381
ISBN13: 9781522536253|ISBN10: 1522536256|EISBN13: 9781522536260|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3625-3


The need for clean sources of energy has increased dramatically as the realities of climate change have begun to effect life on earth. As a result, the demand for pioneering businesses in the sustainable energy industry will increase.

Entrepreneurship and Business Development in the Renewable Energy Sector is a critical scholarly resource that examines the growing industry of clean energy as an opportunity to create and expand enterprises, as well as discusses the need for entrepreneurial thinking in this new and growing market. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as corporate entrepreneurship, business growth cycles, and photovoltaic energy, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, and professionals seeking current research on the expanding economic market of clean energy.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bioenergy
  • Business Growth Cycles
  • Business Models
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • European Union Energy Market
  • Photovoltaic Energy
  • Wind Energy

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Adrian Dumitru Tantau is Professor at ASE Bucharest, UNESCO Chair for Business Administration, where he has been coordinating since 2014 the MBA Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in Energy. Between 2012 and 2016, he was Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. Since 2012, he has been President at "Society for Business Excellence". Between 2009 and 2013, he was a member of the Board of the Company Hidroserv Portile de Fier S.A., Drobeta Turnu Severin. Mr. Adrian Dumitru Tantau has a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Politechnical University Bucharest) and a PhD in Management (Bucharest University of Economic Studies). Also, he graduated from the Faculty of Electrotechnic (UPB) and the Faculty of Management (ASE). His research activity is focused on business models in energy, especially renewable energy, energy security, and energy efficiency. At present, he is coordinating his PhD thesis in this field. He is a member at the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research, since 2006, member at the Commission of Economical Science and Business Administration CNATDCU since 2012, member at the Scientific Committee at International Conference on Business Excellence, Brasov 2009-2014, member at the Scientific Committee at International Conference Business Excellence in energy, Bucharest 2016. Also, he is an honorary member at the Romanian National Committee at Global Energy Council, in 2014.
Laurentiu Catalin Fratila is a PhD associate professor at the Management Information System Department of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (BUES). He graduated from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers (1992) from the Polytechnica University of Bucharest and the Management Faculty from the BUES. He holds a PhD in Automatic Control and Computers, Applied Information System Specialization (2004). He has trained at Harvard Business School (USA, 2008), NISPAcee - Bialystok (Poland, 2001), Orleans University of Economics (France, 2000), Vienna University of Economics (Austria, 1997). Areas of interest are: IT applied in economics, computer systems design, financial management, and entrepreneurship. The research activity was concreted through books and articles in the fields of information systems and financial management, but also through participation in internal and international research projects as project director or member of research teams. He has been active on the capital market as a broker, IT specialist and manager of brokerage company (1997-2006), as well as a substitute member of the Bucharest Stock Exchange Ethics Commission (2000-2004). He was a member of the eRomania team, whose goal was to design and implement an integrated IT system for public administration. The professional activity was also carried out as a personal counselor of the Research Minister of Research and Technology (1997) and as personal counselor of the Minister of Communications and Information Society (2010-2012).