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System Transition Concepts and Framework for Analysing Energy System Research and Governance



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System transitions are complex societal co-evolutionary processes that are typically led by gradual adaptation rather than visionary management or coordination. Still, visionary coordination of policies, regulation, corporate strategies and social learning may overcome some barriers and foster new innovation efforts providing sufficient impetus towards system transition. This paper addresses ´system transition´ as a valuable perspective and develops a framework for analysing Nordic energy system research and governance. The framework integrates different transitions phases, levels and dimensions and combines them with the governance functions to provide overarching frames for understanding

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  • Javier Carrillo, 2008. "System Transition Concepts and Framework for Analysing Energy System Research and Governance," Working Papers Economia wp08-31, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp08-31

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    1. Alfred D. Chandler, 1969. "Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262530090, January.
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    1. DURAND-LASSERVE, Olivier & PIERRU, Axel & SMEERS, Yves, 2011. "Effects of the uncertainty about global economic recovery on energy transition and CO2 price," CORE Discussion Papers 2011028, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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    Innovación ; Techno-institutional lock-in; Administración en un ambiente global; energy;

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