Volume 30 (2017) Issue 5 Pages 325-335
Diffusion of new use methods of regional resources is thought to bring about a change in expansion of stakeholders and the relationship there before. Therefore, this study aims to grasp the potential relationship of stakeholders for Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, which is promoting the introduction of small-scale geothermal power plant, which is a new usage method of geothermal resources. In this research, we prepare a two-part network graph focusing on common recognition of issues by using a matrix that identifies the points of interest for small-scale geothermal power plant stakeholders. As a result, the entity engaged in the development of small-scale geothermal power generation is located in the center of the network, the structure of the hotel management and hot-spring owner who are considering introduction and the Oita prefecture related to hot spring resources and the department of Beppu city are located in the periphery. Based on the results of these network analyses, it is considered that the occurrence of noticeable conflicts is avoided because the issues were shared among stakeholders in the installation of small geothermal power plants in Beppu City.