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Rethinking the multi-level perspective of technological transitions

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Audley Genus



In recent years numerous articles have been published which advocate a multi-level perspective (MLP) for the analysis of long-term technological transitions. This paper reviews current transitions research and considers the limitations of the MLP which need to be addressed to enhance understanding of processes of innovation affecting the transformation of technology and society. The paper suggests ways in which the MLP may be effectively rethought, based on more thoroughgoing application of a co-evolutionary concept of technological transitions. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Genus A, Coles A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Research Policy

Year: 2008

Volume: 37

Issue: 9

Pages: 1436-1445

ISSN (print): 0048-7333

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Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2008.05.006


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