This book shows that although innovations in energy systems represent a core contribution to achieving national and international energy policy goals, theoretical approaches to understanding innovation differ radically between separate disciplinary perspectives. The need for greater mutual learning between these approaches is met within this study as international academics from economic, institutional and management backgrounds share and analyse their respective approaches, knowledge and insights.
Contents:PrefaceForeword1. Innovation in Energy Systems - Learning from Economic, Institutional and Management ApproachesTim Foxon, Jonathan Kohler and Karsten Neuhoff2. A Cybernetic Perspective on Technology LearningClas-Otto Wene3. Demand-pull Energy Technology Policies, Diffusion and Improvements in California Wind PowerGregory Nemet4. Functions in Innovation Systems: A Framework for Analysing Energy System Dynamics and Identifying Gals for System-building Activities by Entrepreneurs and PolicymakersAnna Bergek, Marko Hekkert and Staffan Jacobsson5. Firms, Markets and the Fuel Cell Technology Innovation System in an International PerspectiveChris Hendry, James Brown and Paul Harborne6. On the Dynamics of Microgeneration Diffusion in Germany and UKBarbara Praetorius, Raphael Sauter and Jim Watson7. Evolutionary Innovation Systems of Low Carbon Electricity; Insights about Institutional Change and Innovation in the Cases of CHP and Wind EnergyMarianne van der Steen, John Groenewegen, Martijn Jonker, Rolf Kunneke and Eeke Mast8. Market Transformation: Innovation Theory and PracticeMark Hinnells and Brenda Boardman9. Can Car Makers Save the Planet?Jonathan Kohler, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Jonathan Michie and Christine Oughton
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