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Technological innovation systems in contexts: Conceptualizing contextual structures and interaction dynamics
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1952-902X
Universiteit Utrecht.
Chalmers tekniska högskola.
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2015 (English)In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, ISSN 2210-4224, E-ISSN 2210-4232, Vol. 16, 51-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract This paper addresses interactions between technological innovation systems (TIS) and wider “context structures”. While TIS studies have always considered various kinds of contextual influences, we suggest that the TIS framework can be further strengthened by a more elaborated conceptualization of TIS context structures and TIS–context interactions. For that purpose, we identify and discuss four especially important types of context structures: technological, sectorial, geographical and political. For each of these, we provide examples of different ways in which context structures can interact with a focal TIS and how our understanding of TIS dynamics is enhanced by considering them explicitly. Lessons for analysts are given and a research agenda is outlined.

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2015. Vol. 16, 51-64 p.
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Technological innovation system, Context, Sector, Geography, Politics, Transition
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Other Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122138DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.003OAI: diva2:861992
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