Endogenous sources of path generation in a path dependent industry
2016 (English)In: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, ISSN 0953-7325, E-ISSN 1465-3990Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper investigates and conceptualises industry endogenous sources of innovation in a context of path dependency. With an embedded case study of the mature multi-technology lighting industry, it considers two cases of technology generation (fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diodes) that have occurred under the dominance of established incandescent technology. The results demonstrate the existence of common driving forces (variety of performance criteria and variety of lighting applications) behind the development of the existing path and the generation of two new paths. Such common driving forces indicate the existence of a reactive sequence or a logical causal relationship between the existing and the new paths, which serve as an enabling mechanism in endogenous path generation.
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industry endogenous innovation, lighting industry, Path dependency, path generation, reactive sequences
Computer Science Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Computer Systems Computer Engineering Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-136098DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2016.1268683OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-136098DiVA: diva2:1084780