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Piergiuseppe Morone and Antonio Lopolito
 
''Socio-technical transition pathways and social networks: a toolkit for empirical innovation studies''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.4 )
 
 
In this note we investigate socio-technical transition pathways concentrating our attention on innovation niches formations. Specifically, we present a methodological conceptualization of innovation-niches and propose a preliminary protocol, based on a Social Network Analysis (SNA), aiming to capture and measure the internal status of niches. The suggested protocol provides a toolkit with insights on three SN concepts which can be used to study and measure the evolution process of technological niches. This allowed us to suggest a set of possible policy actions, which derives directly from the conceptualisation of innovation-niches propose in this paper. Although preliminary, we believe this study represents an important step in a much-needed direction, which is science-policy interface in socio-technical transition studies.
 
 
Keywords: socio-technical transition, innovation, social network analysis, science-policy interface
JEL: O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development: General
D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty: General
 
Manuscript Received : Sep 07 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 19 2010

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