Research Summary

Energy Strategy

by Forest L. Reinhardt

Description

Forest L. Reinhardt is writing cases and other materials on the strategic problems and opportunitites faced by firms in the energy industry. Significant economies of scale and scope, combined with rapid technological change, present firms in the industry with a complicated set of opportunities and problems. Price volatility, national security considerations, and environmental externalities lead to widespread government intervention in energy markets, creating further problems and opportunities for firms. In-depth analysis of the economics and politics of energy is essential to the design of sensible strategies for firms and governments.