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Why aren't they locked in waiting games? Unlocking rules and the ecology of concepts in the semiconductor industry

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  • Pascal Le Masson

    (CGS - Centre de Gestion Scientifique - MINES ParisTech - École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris)

  • Benoît Weil

    (CGS - Centre de Gestion Scientifique - MINES ParisTech - École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris)

  • Armand Hatchuel

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    (CGS - Centre de Gestion Scientifique - MINES ParisTech - École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris)

  • Patrick Cogez

    (ST-CROLLES - STMicroelectronics [Crolles] - STMicroelectronics)

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    Abstract

    In a multi-level perspective, regimes can be clearly described as long as they remain stable. To understand how regimes and niches interact during transition, the article contrasts two models of regimes in transition(s). The classical model of evolutionary niches suggests misalignments between rules and competition between niches. Transition management, technological innovation systems and works on transition pathways suggest a second model based on "unlocking rules", which support collective work on a structured set of emerging technologies. The latter model is illustrated with a case study on the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).

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    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2012
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    Publication status: Published, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 2012, 24, 6, 617-630
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00870358

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    Keywords: path creation; college for the unknown; unlocking rules;

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    1. Marine Agogué & Elsa Berthet & Tobias Fredberg & Pascal Le Masson & Blanche Segrestin & Martin Stoetzel & Martin Wiener & Anna Yström, 2013. "A contingency approach of open innovation intermediaries - the management principles of the "intermediary of the unknown"," Post-Print hal-00881577, HAL.

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