A renaissance in understanding technology dynamics? The emerging concept of transition management in transportation

For the last five years the technology factor (by which is meant both process and product innovation) has received renewed attention in the transport sector as society is confronted with new challenges. This leads to a call for change and transitions. Technology is considered as a potential answer to new needs and new problems, like the reduction of carbon dioxide and the supply of alternative energy. It is important that there is a theoretical basis for the way of thinking on innovation and diffusion when it comes to technology dynamics. This paper, based on a literature study, addresses the question to what extent the theory of transition management can be considered as a new application of technology dynamics. The theory of technological innovations in the broad sense is analyzed and applied to the transport sector.

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  • Accession Number: 01146014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2009 1:39PM