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Technological regime shifts to environmental sustainability

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Title Technological regime shifts to environmental sustainability
Period 01 / 1998 - 99 / 2003
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1268845

Abstract

I) Development of a theoretical framework on technological regime shifts, II) development of a methodology of socio-technical scenarios, using the developed theoretical framework, III) application of the scenario methodology to two complex fields: transport and energy production. The socio-technical scenarios consist of a description of plausible development paths, including processes of niche formation and proliferation, regime change, and pressures of and implications for the techno-economic paradigm. In the scenarios technological change is endogenized: it depends on government policies, learning economies and institutional adaptations. This means that the interactions between technology and the social context are the focus of attention.

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Researcher K. Raschka
Project leader Dr.ir. F.W. Geels
Project leader Prof.dr. R.P.M. Kemp
Project leader Prof.dr. A. Rip

Classification

A30000 Industrial production
A50000 Economics
A64000 Sanitary engineering
C20000 Development studies
C30000 Technology assessment
D14000 Technology
D42000 Political and administrative sciences

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