Harnessing disruptive change: The case of biofuels
Case Study

Harnessing disruptive change: The case of biofuels

10 pages
October 2008
Reference: IMD-3-2014

The fledgling alternative energy industry was driven purely by vision and ambition. Both the entrepreneur (CleanCities) and the heavyweight (Reliance Industries) had thrown their hats in the ring and only time would tell which strategy would play out in the long run. The entrepreneur needed to develop a strategy to win in this David vs. Goliath setting and the case discusses elements of the entrepreneur’s strategy that focus on creating both a disruptive and social change with biofuels.

Learning Objective
  • Discuss disruptive change and social change
  • Discuss how companies must harness various elements of the value chain to successfully counter obstacles in an undefined and fledging landscape/industry
Keywords
Disruptive Change, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy, Entrepreneurship, Social Change, Energy, General Management
Settings
India
2007-2008
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© IMD 2008
Language
English
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