Honors Program


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Fox, Jarod. "General Electric Renewable Energy Strategic Audit". April 1, 2023. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Jarod Fox 2023.


General Electric (GE) is a large multinational conglomerate in various industrial machinery industries. Currently, GE operates through four main sectors - Aviation, Power, Healthcare, and Renewable Energy. This report specifically focuses on the Renewable Energy sector and analyzes General Electric’s ability to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in this complex industry. The paper provides a background on GE, information on the industry and rivals within the industry, and how GE has a competitive advantage. To demonstrate this sustainable competitive advantage, an external and internal analysis has been created through the frameworks of Porter’s Five Forces and PESTEL Analysis. Additionally, strategic recommendations for General Electric’s next steps in competing in the renewable energy industry.