Technological innovation systems in contexts: Conceptualizing contextual structures and interaction dynamics
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

This paper addresses interactions between technological innovation systems (TIS) and wider "context structures". While TIS studies have always considered various kinds of contextual influences, we suggest that the TIS framework can be further strengthened by a more elaborated conceptualization of TIS context structures and TIS-context interactions. For that purpose, we identify and discuss four especially important types of context structures: technological, sectorial, geographical and political. For each of these, we provide examples of different ways in which context structures can interact with a focal TIS and how our understanding of TIS dynamics is enhanced by considering them explicitly. Lessons for analysts are given and a research agenda is outlined.

Geography

Technological innovation system

Sector

Transition

Context

Politics

Författare

Anna Bergek

Linköpings universitet

M. Hekkert

Utrecht University

Staffan Jacobsson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

J. Markard

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

Björn Sandén

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

B. Truffer

Utrecht University

Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions

2210-4224 (ISSN)

Vol. 16 51-64

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Styrkeområden

Energi

Ämneskategorier

Ekonomi och näringsliv

Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap

DOI

10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.003