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Changing the rules? Institutional innovation and the diffusion of microgeneration

Changing the rules? Institutional innovation and the diffusion of microgeneration

Genus, Audley (2012) Changing the rules? Institutional innovation and the diffusion of microgeneration. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 24 (7). pp. 711-727. ISSN 0953-7325 (Print), 1465-3990 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2012.705122)

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Abstract

The paper addresses the question of how institutional change relates to the diffusion of microgeneration energy technologies in the UK, posed in a research project comprising interviews with 31 respondents connected with the field of microgeneration in the UK. It analyses the role of institutional rules in maintaining the prevailing regime of electricity generation, and potentially in niches which might facilitate system change, indicating areas in which institutional rule change has failed or achieved limited impact. The conclusions of the paper inform and deepen understanding of how conformity to or innovation in institutional rules may hamper or potentially contribute to diffusion of environmentally sustainable microgeneration of energy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published online: 10 Aug 2012. [2] Published in print: August 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: institutions, microgeneration, niches, regimes, rules, innovation, system change
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:17
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6794

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