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Rethinking the multi-level perspective of technological transitions

Rethinking the multi-level perspective of technological transitions

Genus, Audley and Coles, Anne-Marie ORCID: 0000-0002-0383-9253 (2008) Rethinking the multi-level perspective of technological transitions. Research Policy, 37 (9). pp. 1436-1445. ISSN 0048-7333 (doi:

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In recent years numerous articles have been published which advocate a multi-level perspective (MLP) for the analysis of long-term technological transitions. This paper reviews current transitions research and considers the limitations of the MLP which need to be addressed to enhance understanding of processes of innovation affecting the transformation of technology and society. The paper suggests ways in which the MLP may be effectively rethought, based on more thoroughgoing application of a co-evolutionary concept of technological transitions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First available online: 26 June 2008. [2] Published in print: October 2008. [3] Published as: Research Policy, (2008), Vol. 37, (9), pp. 1436–1445. [4] Professor Audley Genus is an External Associate with the Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Research (STIR) group and is based at Kingston University.
Uncontrolled Keywords: technological change, technology policy, transition management, transition theory, multi-level perspective (MLP),
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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