Overcoming barriers to innovation and diffusion of cleaner technologies: some features of a sustainable innovation policy regime

Overcoming barriers to innovation and diffusion of cleaner technologies: some features of a... Despite a deepening understanding of systems and processes by which the innovation and diffusion of cleaner technologies occurs, relatively little attention has been given to the development of policy processes that reflect this deeper understanding. A set of guiding principles for improving sustainable innovation policy processes has been formulated and disseminated by the authors and colleagues in research drawing on theoretical and empirical analysis, including a case study of low carbon energy innovation in the UK, and interactions with policy-makers and other stakeholders through a series of workshops. This paper elaborates on two of the guiding principles: (1) stimulating the development of a sustainable innovation policy regime, bringing together innovation and environmental policy regimes; (2) applying systems thinking, engaging with the complexity and systemic interactions of innovation systems and policy-making processes, to promote a transition to sustainability. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Cleaner Production Elsevier

Overcoming barriers to innovation and diffusion of cleaner technologies: some features of a sustainable innovation policy regime

Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 16 (1) – Jan 1, 2008

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd
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0959-6526
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10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.10.011
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Abstract

Despite a deepening understanding of systems and processes by which the innovation and diffusion of cleaner technologies occurs, relatively little attention has been given to the development of policy processes that reflect this deeper understanding. A set of guiding principles for improving sustainable innovation policy processes has been formulated and disseminated by the authors and colleagues in research drawing on theoretical and empirical analysis, including a case study of low carbon energy innovation in the UK, and interactions with policy-makers and other stakeholders through a series of workshops. This paper elaborates on two of the guiding principles: (1) stimulating the development of a sustainable innovation policy regime, bringing together innovation and environmental policy regimes; (2) applying systems thinking, engaging with the complexity and systemic interactions of innovation systems and policy-making processes, to promote a transition to sustainability.

Journal

Journal of Cleaner ProductionElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2008

References

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    Jacobsson, S.; Johnson, A.
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    Jacobsson, S.; Bergek, A.
  • Sectoral systems of innovation: concepts, issues and analyses of six major sectors in Europe
  • Towards improved policy processes for promoting innovation in renewable electricity technologies in the UK
    Foxon, T.J.; Pearson, P.

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