An empirical analysis of institutional barriers to European hydrogen RD%D cooperation
This paper applies and elaborates environmental and evolutionary theorising in the context of international research, development and demonstration (RD%D) cooperation. The theoretical framework of analysis lays particular emphasis on identifying and overcoming institutional barriers to international cooperation for the RD%D that contributes to radical and environmentally friendly systemic changes, particularly hydrogen technology. The paper can be characterised as empirically based theory-building, as it elaborates the conceptual framework and attests its validity with interview findings and empirically based literature reviews. The empirical analysis is based on the results of HY-CO Era-Net interviews with government officers of national funding agencies responsible for the coordination of ERA-Net programmes.
Volume (Year): 11 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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