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Mapping Sustainability Transitions

Networks of Innovators, Techno-economic Competences and Political Discourses

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Socio-technical Map

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, Cécile Sillig
      Pages 3-12
    3. Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, Cécile Sillig
      Pages 13-19
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, Cécile Sillig
      Pages 23-38
    3. Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, Cécile Sillig
      Pages 39-53
    4. Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, Cécile Sillig
      Pages 55-66
    5. Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, Cécile Sillig
      Pages 67-81

About this book

Introduction

This book was written for anyone wishing to understand how sustainable scenarios emerge from current innovations. It complements current sustainability transition research by providing a “socio-technical map,” an analytical and operational tool that can be used to explain the current positioning of innovators and their networks; to form alternative transition pathways and scenarios; and to design policies for a sustainability transition. Drawing on multiple disciplinary approaches to the study of “green” innovations and focusing specifically on operational directives, it examines and assesses multiple transition pathways (and supporting networks). Lastly, it presents three sectorial case studies (urban mobility, agri-food, and lighting) to demonstrate how the “socio-technical map” can be concretely put into practice.

Keywords

Socio-technical Scenarios Sustainability Transitions Urban mobility Agribusiness Lighting

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.DiSEAUniversity of SassariSassariItaly
  2. 2.DiSEAUniversity of Sassari DiSEASassariItaly
  3. 3.DICEAUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza“ DICEARomeItaly
  4. 4.DIEMUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly

About the authors

The authors of this work are economists interested in innovations for sustainability, who consider innovation as the result of a complex techno-economic and socio-political process. Sharing a strong inter-disciplinary attitude; they have worked successfully with engineers, business economists, geographers, policy scientists, sociologists, mathematicians and statisticians.

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