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The governance of innovation in socio-technical systems: The difficulties of strategic niche management in practice

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Lovell, HC, The governance of innovation in socio-technical systems: The difficulties of strategic niche management in practice, Science and Public Policy, 34, (1) pp. 35-44. ISSN 0302-3427 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3152/030234207X190540

Abstract

Strategic niche management concerns how governments can foster the introduction of new technologies, initially through establishing experiments within protected niches. The development of UK low-energy housing illustrates some limitations of this model of technology change. Low-energy housing niches built during the 1990s have not been driven by Government policy, but rather have been initiated by entrepreneurial individuals working outside of Government. However, the Government has recently become interested in low-energy housing niches because of growing concerns about climate change. Several policies and initiatives drawing on the niches have emerged but they do not amount to a coherent niche strategy. © Beech Tree Publishing 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Lovell, HC (Professor Heather Lovell)
ID Code:99606
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-03-30
Last Modified:2015-03-30
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