Series of Dissertation
02 / 2011

Anne Louise Koefoed:
Hydrogen in the making - how an energy company organises under uncertainty

ISSN: 1502-2099
ISBN: 978-82-8247-024-7
No. of pages: 412
Price: Nok 350

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Abstract
This thesis combines an analytical interest in innovation process studies with an empirical interest in clean energy development. My work concentrates on innovation processes from initiation to realisation in a company setting focusing on hydrogen as an energy carrier.

A Norwegian energy company, Norsk Hydro, is used as a case to explore the intraorganisational processes involved in business building. This is relevant to the research question - how hydrogen energy takes on reality and relevance for business activity? Further, a concrete hydrogen demonstration project involving research and development of a new technology combination, in collaboration with partners, has also been studied.