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Competition and co-evolution among contenders: The development of alternative transport fuels in Sweden 1974-2004

Björn A. Sandén (Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV) ; Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys) ; Karl Jonasson (Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV) ; Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys)
4th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE) (2005)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

Building on previous research, we further develop a theoretical framework for transition analysis. In particular, we are interested in the forces that guide the direction of change. We differentiate between exogenous and endogenous change where the latter can be described by the cumulative build-up of stocks and structures, which create path dependence, within a socio-technical system. Using this theoretical framework we discuss the relationship between different emerging technological alternatives to an incumbent technology, their competition and co-evolution, and their roles as bridges and dead-ends in a transition process. We then describe and analyse an early period of an ongoing transition in the road transport sector: the history of alternative transport fuels in Sweden 1974 to 2004.



Denna post skapades 2006-08-25. Senast ändrad 2013-05-22.
CPL Pubid: 10246

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV)
Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys (2005-2017)

Ämnesområden

Miljöteknik
Teknik och social förändring

Chalmers infrastruktur