Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A Knowledge-based Perspective on System Weaknesses in Technological Innovation Systems
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8103-2519
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2264-7043
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Division of Bioeconomy, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430, Vol. 46, no 1, p. 55-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The literature on technological innovation systems (TIS) provides policymakers and other actors with a scheme of analysis to identify system weaknesses. In doing so, TIS analysis centres on which system weaknesses policy interventions should target to promote further development of a particular system. However, prior TIS literature has not sufficiently elaborated on what may constitute the conceptual roots of a ‘weakness’. We apply a knowledge-based perspective and propose that many—albeit not all—system weaknesses may root in four types of knowledge problems: uncertainty, complexity, equivocality, and ambiguity. Employing these as sensitizing concepts, we study system weaknesses by analysing data from a biorefinery TIS in Sweden. This analysis results in novel implications for the TIS literature and for achieving a better match between system weaknesses and the design of innovation policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Vol. 46, no 1, p. 55-70
National Category
Economics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72954DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scy037ISI: 000477906800005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85062499488OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-72954DiVA, id: diva2:1290238
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 254-2013-100
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-03-11 (oliekm)

Available from: 2019-02-20 Created: 2019-02-20 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Article(514 kB)30 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 514 kBChecksum SHA-512
2dd3dbc53f04ad202a7f7a9b67e03cf2d98b5224a13dcff572fd5850b53c2a0b256a56166bc38fd8733bb27ce30ee9a7a445e3215ebe228f699252202a5ae6ff
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Frishammar, JohanSöderholm, Patrik

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Frishammar, JohanSöderholm, Patrik
By organisation
Business Administration and Industrial EngineeringSocial Sciences
In the same journal
Science and Public Policy
EconomicsOther Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 30 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 354 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf