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Governing Local Innovation Systems - Swedish Municipalities as Structures and Actors for Energy and Broadband Development
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7694-7397
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science .
2006 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2005,2005, Uddevalla: University West , 2006, 685- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Municipal owned energy companies usually produce and distribute electricity, district heating as well as other utilities. Public ownership of large technical systems is motivated by strategic need, public interest and to secure utilities at low prices. Several new technical and organisational innovations in large technical systems have taken place within the context of municipal owned companies- activities. In many municipal energy companies the management of energy policies aiming for increased ecological sustainability (according to Agenda 21) that of the new broadband infrastructure development have been dealt with differently. The cases presented in this paper and our former research work indicates clearly that municipal management was open and innovative regarding broadband but closed and less innovative in the case of Agenda 21. The differences can be seen as a consequence of different steering approaches. Agenda 21 issues are implemented in a government structure whereas broadband policies and implementation are opened for governance through networks and public-private partnership.

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Uddevalla: University West , 2006. 685- p.
Keyword [en]
governance, energy, broadband
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-33564Local ID: 19595OAI: diva2:254387
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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