WP 2.5 runs its own Working Paper serie. The main aim of the working paper serie is to share and discuss research output and work in progress. A particular layout will not be required.
All DIME participants can freely send their WP 2.5 working papers by submitting them to WP 2.5 coordinator Vanessa OLTRA (email: oltra[at]u-bordeaux4.fr - replace [at] with @) for approval. Thus, for DIME members, it is in principle a non-refereed working paper series where we rely on the participants' respect for academic quality.
If you are a none-DIME participant, but would like to contribute to the DIME WP 2.5 research agenda, you can submit a working paper to the WP 2.5 coordinator Vanessa OLTRA (email: oltra[at]u-bordeaux4.fr - replace [at] with @) for approval before it can be listed among our WP 2.5 working papers.
Many recent papers dealt with exploring and explaining the determinants of eco-innovations for different countries supporting the formulation of efficient policy measures to trigger ecoinnovation activities of firms. read more »
This paper examines the usefulness of patent analysis for measuring eco-innovation. The overall conclusion is that patents are a useful means for measuring environmentally motivated innovations, such as pollution control technologies and green energy technologies, and for general purpose technologies with environmental benefits. read more »
Micro-cogeneration (micro-CHP) is a technology at the household level capable of producing electricity in cogeneration with domestic heating, thereby increasing efficiency of domestic energy production. For households, micro- CHP is in competition with already available condensing boiler heating technologies. These boiler systems are very efficient, but lack the technical feature of micro-CHP to co-produce electricity. read more »
The purpose of this article is to discuss the contributions of the evolutionary theory of innovation on the micro and meso dynamics of environmental innovations. We argue that the evolutionary literature on innovation, and more particularly on technological regimes, provides a relevant framework in order to analyse the various determinants of environmental innovations and the double externality problem in an industrial dynamics context. read more »
In this paper we review evolutionary economic modelling in relation to environmental policy. We discuss three areas in which evolutionary economic models have a particularly high added value for environmental policy-making: the double externality problem, technological transitions and consumer demand. read more »
There is a general sense of urgency that major technological transitions are required for sustainable development. Such transitions are best perceived as involving multiple transition steps along a transition path. read more »
This article seeks to show how a sectoral system approach may contribute to the analysis of the determinants of environmental innovations. By using Malerba’s (2002) concept of sectoral system of innovation and production, we develop a sectoral framework based on three building blocks: technological regimes, demand conditions and environmental and innovation policy. read more »
Full title : Functions of Innovation Systems as a Framework to Understand Sustainable Technological Change Empirical Evidence for Earlier Claims Understanding the emergence of innovation systems is recently put central in research analysing the process of technological change. Especially the key activities that are important for the build up of an innovation system receive much attention. These are labelled ‘functions of innovation systems’. read more »
Regulation is especially important for infrastructure systems which are characterised by a triple regulation challenge in the fields of spillovers of R&D, environmental protection, and access to monopolistic bottlenecks. The proposed paper starts from a system of innovation approach and distinguishes different innovation functions. read more »