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Diversité, sélection et standardisation : les nouveaux modes de gestion du changement technique

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  • Dominique Foray

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[eng] The presentation of particular stylized facts on technical change - as involving two modes of learning (from diversity and from standardization) - introduces an original analysis of the problems raised by the tension between diversity and standardization. Both economic values of diversity and standardization cannot be considered as invariable dimensions. They depend upon the evolution of the technology. That implies the needs for flexible policies, capable to adjust the modes of coordination (that support respectively creativity and the generation of variety on the one hand, selection and standardization on the other hand) to the logic of the technological life cycle. [fre] La présentation d'une stylisation particulière du changement technique - composée de deux formes d'apprentissage (par la diversité et la standardisation) - introduit une analyse originale des problèmes posés par la tension entre diversité et standardisation. On ne peut affecter une fois pour toutes des valeurs économiques déterminées à la diversité et à la standardisation. Celles-ci changent au fur et à mesure de l'évolution de la technologie. Ce qui implique des politiques flexibles, devant ajuster les modes de coordination (respectivement dédiés à la créativité et la production de la diversité et à la sélection et la standardisation) à la logique des enchaînements temporels qui caractérise le cycle de vie d'une technologie.

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  • Dominique Foray, 1996. "Diversité, sélection et standardisation : les nouveaux modes de gestion du changement technique," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 75(1), pages 257-274.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:recind:rei_0154-3229_1996_num_75_1_1619 Note: DOI:10.3406/rei.1996.1619
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    1. Menanteau, Philippe & Finon, Dominique & Lamy, Marie-Laure, 2003. "Prices versus quantities: choosing policies for promoting the development of renewable energy," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(8), pages 799-812, June.
    2. Philippe Menanteau & Dominique Finon & Marie-Laure Lamy, 2001. "Prix versus quantités : Les politiques environnementales d’incitation au développement des énergies renouvelables," CIRED Working Papers halshs-01321796, HAL.
    3. Taillant, P., 2001. "Compétition technologique, rendements croissants et lock-in dans la production d'électricité d'origine solaire photovoltaïque," Cahiers du CREDEN (CREDEN Working Papers) 01.10.25, CREDEN (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Droit de l'Energie), Faculty of Economics, University of Montpellier 1.
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    5. Thiam, Djiby Racine, 2011. "An energy pricing scheme for the diffusion of decentralized renewable technology investment in developing countries," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(7), pages 4284-4297, July.

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