Institutionalization of Environmental Innovation: Co-evolutionary development of standards, technologies and actor networksin the European heavy vehicles sector
2015 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
This paper provides a coevolutionary account on the development of Euro emissions standards and enhanced environmental innovation in the European heavy-duty vehicles sector. The aim is to understand the complexities and challenges of environmental regulation and the dynamics of environmental innovation at the European level, and draw lessons for policy makers. The analysis points at the need for reciprocal interactions to build consensus, consistency and continuity in regulatory frameworks, and a widening in the scope of knowledge and technologies to meet increasingly stringent requirements. Contributions are three folded: 1) providing a systemic perspective based on sectoral systems of innovation framework 2) shedding light on the commercial vehicles sector that is often overlooked in the management and innovation literature 3) elaborating on the European institutional context and its unique features of environmental regulation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sectoral Systems of Innovation, Environmental Innovation, Technology-Forcing Regulation, Co-evolution, Innovation Policy, Institutionalization, Emissions Standards
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114397OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-114397DiVA: diva2:789767