Porter’s Diamond: National Competitiveness in Solar Energy Industry

21 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2012

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Dimas Mukhlas Widiantoro

Cracow University of Economics; Universitas Gadjah Mada; University of Agder; Academic Collaboration and Research Network

Pascal Daudi

Pascal, Daudi

Kiet Nguyen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Muhammad Usman Sharief

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 6, 2011

Abstract

Porter’s diamond theory on national competitiveness has been widely used (for example Dagmar Recklies, 2001; George, Galanos & Manasis, Giannis, 2010 and Oz, Ozlem,2002) in determining the factors that the national has, which are favorable to the given industry in a given country, that also lead to individual firms success both at local and international level. The factor conditions, demand conditions, related and supporting industries and firm’s strategies, structures and rivalry are the determinants of the national competitiveness, of which they are influenced by the government and chances. This paper has used Porter’s diamond theory to determine the relationship between the national advantages and industrial success in a given national which lead to individual firm being successful internationally. The study has been done with reference to Norway as a National and the firm case Elkem AS, the solar energy company in solar energy industry which has its origin in year 1904 in Norway but now with operations in other part of the world. Given these determinants from the theory, the national is important in ensuring success of a certain industry, which eventually will lead to success of individual firm in a given industry internationally.

Keywords: ELKEM, renewable energy, Norway, porter, national competitiveness

Suggested Citation

Widiantoro, Dimas Mukhlas and Pascal, Daudi and Nguyen, Kiet and Sharief, Muhammad Usman, Porter’s Diamond: National Competitiveness in Solar Energy Industry (November 6, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2078915 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2078915

Dimas Mukhlas Widiantoro (Contact Author)

Cracow University of Economics ( email )

ul. Rakowicka 27
Krakow, 31-510
Poland

Universitas Gadjah Mada ( email )

Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta, Special Province of Yogyakarta
Indonesia

University of Agder ( email )

Serviceboks 422
N-4604 Kristiansand, VEST AGDER 4604
Norway

Academic Collaboration and Research Network ( email )

Dr. Karl Rennerstr. 18
Enns, 4470
Austria

Daudi Pascal

Pascal, Daudi ( email )

N-4604 Kristiansand
Norway

Kiet Nguyen

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Muhammad Usman Sharief

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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