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Drivers and Barriers to Rural Bioenergy Entrepreneurships - The Case of Biogas in Vietnam

Cook, Brendan LU (2008) IMEN56 20081
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Poverty reduction, first on the list of Millennium Development Goals, requires access to
modernized, stable energy to be realized. Rural areas are especially vulnerable, which is why
renewable energy technologies (RETs) illustrate a promising solution for modernized energy
access. Entrepreneurs play an important role in these sustainable development projects by
helping build up an entire sector of services. Acting as indicators for a project s stability,
entrepreneurs provide a needed service (energy) while stimulating the local economy. In order
to realize their potential, drivers and barriers are to be identified to assess their current
situation. Entrepreneurs in Vietnam have had limited time to develop in this contemporary
age,... (More)
Poverty reduction, first on the list of Millennium Development Goals, requires access to
modernized, stable energy to be realized. Rural areas are especially vulnerable, which is why
renewable energy technologies (RETs) illustrate a promising solution for modernized energy
access. Entrepreneurs play an important role in these sustainable development projects by
helping build up an entire sector of services. Acting as indicators for a project s stability,
entrepreneurs provide a needed service (energy) while stimulating the local economy. In order
to realize their potential, drivers and barriers are to be identified to assess their current
situation. Entrepreneurs in Vietnam have had limited time to develop in this contemporary
age, however, rapid changes have been occurring they have emerged as key movers in rural
bioenergy.
This thesis looks at Biogas in Vietnam as a case study towards understanding the key drivers
and barriers to bioenergy entrepreneurs in rural areas and their project dissemination models.
The project's surveys rural bioenergy entrepreneurs, households and key informants in the
projects. The purpose of this study is to explore what critical factors to bring about the
creation of a new business in the developing rural energy sector by identifying the key drivers
and barriers to biogas entrepreneurs and the dissemination approaches of each case s
development project. Using several analytical frameworks, two programs are analyzed, the
Biogas Programme and the Vietnamese Women s Union s (VWU) energy project, with three
separate cases conducted in the northern part of Vietnam. The study highlights drivers and
barriers and compares dissemination models to aid future research, while making important
recommendations for future rural bioenergy entrepreneurs. (Less)
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author
Cook, Brendan LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20081
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Dissemination Models, Vietnam, Entrepreneurs, Biogas
language
English
id
1413798
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2009-06-03 14:01:09
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  abstract     = {Poverty reduction, first on the list of Millennium Development Goals, requires access to
modernized, stable energy to be realized. Rural areas are especially vulnerable, which is why
renewable energy technologies (RETs) illustrate a promising solution for modernized energy
access. Entrepreneurs play an important role in these sustainable development projects by
helping build up an entire sector of services. Acting as indicators for a project s stability,
entrepreneurs provide a needed service (energy) while stimulating the local economy. In order
to realize their potential, drivers and barriers are to be identified to assess their current
situation. Entrepreneurs in Vietnam have had limited time to develop in this contemporary
age, however, rapid changes have been occurring they have emerged as key movers in rural
bioenergy.
This thesis looks at Biogas in Vietnam as a case study towards understanding the key drivers
and barriers to bioenergy entrepreneurs in rural areas and their project dissemination models.
The project's surveys rural bioenergy entrepreneurs, households and key informants in the
projects. The purpose of this study is to explore what critical factors to bring about the
creation of a new business in the developing rural energy sector by identifying the key drivers
and barriers to biogas entrepreneurs and the dissemination approaches of each case s
development project. Using several analytical frameworks, two programs are analyzed, the
Biogas Programme and the Vietnamese Women s Union s (VWU) energy project, with three
separate cases conducted in the northern part of Vietnam. The study highlights drivers and
barriers and compares dissemination models to aid future research, while making important
recommendations for future rural bioenergy entrepreneurs.},
  author       = {Cook, Brendan},
  keyword      = {Dissemination Models,Vietnam,Entrepreneurs,Biogas},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Drivers and Barriers to Rural Bioenergy Entrepreneurships - The Case of Biogas in Vietnam},
  year         = {2008},
}