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Industrial dynamics and innovative pressure on energy - Sweden with European and Global outlooks

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  • Schön, Lennart

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

  • Kander, Astrid

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

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The focus in this paper is on industrial dynamics and its impact on energy systems. We highlight some fundamental patterns of this long-term dynamics, using the Dahmenian concept ‘development blocks’, with ‘market widening’ and ‘market suction’, and discuss the implications for innovative pressure in the energy sector. We discern three epochs in the historical data: the Traditional Areal Epoch, the Punctiform Industrial Epoch and the Modern Areal Epoch. Each epoch has its typical energy sources and encompasses some fundamental development blocks. The Modern Areal Epoch is in formation at the end of the 20th century; its innovations are still under incremental evolution, and we discuss its future potential - in particular in relation to those shifts in markets that presently occur due to global spread of industrialization and economic growth.

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Paper provided by Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy in its series Papers in Innovation Studies with number 2007/5.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 01 Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2007_005

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Keywords: Development blocks; innovation; energy epochs; biofuels;

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  2. Martin , Roman & Trippl , Michaela, 2013. "System Failures, Knowledge Bases and Regional Innovation Policies," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/13, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  3. Coenen , Lars & Moodysson , Jerker & Martin , Hanna, 2013. "Renewal of mature industry in an old industrial region: regional innovation policy and the co-evolution of institutions and technology," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/7, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  4. J. Herstad , Sverre & Ebersberger , Bernd & Asheim, Bjørn, 2013. "MNC affiliation, knowledge bases and involvement in global innovation networks," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/12, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  5. Nilsson, Magnus & Mattes, Jannika, 2013. "The spatiality of trust – Antecedents of trust and the role of face-to-face contacts," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/16, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
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  7. Martin, Roman, 2012. "Measuring the knowledge base of regional innovation systems in Sweden," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2012/3, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  8. Chaminade, Cristina, 2012. "Exploring the role of regional innovation systems and institutions in global innovation networks," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2011/15, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  9. Edquist , Charles & Zabala-Iturriagagoitia , Jon Mikel, 2012. "Why Pre-Commercial Procurement is notInnovation Procurement," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2012/11, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  10. Rekers, Josephine V., 2012. "Considering adoption: Towards a consumption-oriented approach to innovation," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2011/14, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
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  12. Borrás, Susana & Edquist, Charles, 2013. "The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/4, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  13. Avdeitchikova , Sofia & Coenen, Lars, 2013. "Commercializing clean technology innovations – the emergence of new business in an agency-structure perspective," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/6, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  14. Liu, Ju & Chaminade, Cristina & Asheim, Bjørn, 2012. "The Geography and Structure of Global Innovation Networks: A Knowledge Base Perspective," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/15, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  15. Chaminade, Cristina & Plechero, Monica, 2012. "Do regions make a difference? Exploring the role of different regional innovation systems in global innovation networks in the ICT industry," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2012/2, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
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