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Emerging innovation networks and the print-on-paper sociotechnical regime

Emerging innovation networks and the print-on-paper sociotechnical regime

Piterou, Athena ORCID: 0000-0003-4138-113X and Steward, Fred (2011) Emerging innovation networks and the print-on-paper sociotechnical regime. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 10. pp. 104-122. ISSN 1877-0428 (doi:

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The sociotechnical regime of the print-on-paper prevails as the main medium of textual communication despite concerns on its environmental implications. Radical innovation in the form of application of generic technologies is required to address these sustainability concerns. Electronic book technologies are seen as those applications of IT providing an alternative form of textual display. According to sociotechnical transitions theory the electronic book is positioned as a niche in relation to the print-on-paper regime. SNA is applied in order to describe the niche as a sociotechnical network. It emerges that network substructures indicate potential sociotechnical trajectories regarding the development of the electronic book niche.

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Additional Information: [1] This paper is a later version of the paper given at Sustainable Consumption and Production: Framework for Action 2nd Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange (SCORE!) Network Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 March 2008, Halles des Tanneurs, Brussels, Belgium - see record 5691. [2] This paper is one of a selection of papers from the 4th and 5th UKSNA conferences (July 2008 and July 2009), both held at the University of Greenwich, which have been published as a special volume in Procedia-Social and Behavioural Sciences edited by Bruce Cronin
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic book, actor-network theory, sociotechnical trajectories Electronic book, actor-network theory, sociotechnical trajectories
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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