Title: Diffusion as Time-dependent Result of Technological Evolution, Competition, and Policies: The Case of Cleaner Iron and Steel Technologies
Authors: NILL JAN CHRISTOPH
Citation: JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION vol. 16 no. S1 p. S58-S66
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC40724
ISSN: 0959-6526
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC40724
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.10.004
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The typical focus of diffusion analysis on one new technology and patterns of its evolution in time tends to neglect important features of technological evolution such as the dynam-ics of technological competition and the importance of the institutional framework. This is particularly so for cleaner technologies which have to compete with well established tech-nologies and of which diffusion dynamics are related to environmental policy, too. In this paper a new conceptual approach to innovation diffusion building on insights of evolution-ary economic theory is proposed and applied to a case study on the diffusion of a cleaner iron making technology.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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