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Frishammar, J., Söderholm, P., Hellsmark, H. & Mossberg, J. (2019). A Knowledge-based Perspective on System Weaknesses in Technological Innovation Systems. Science and Public Policy, 46(1), 55-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Knowledge-based Perspective on System Weaknesses in Technological Innovation Systems
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.

National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-33997 (URN)10.1093/scipol/scy037 (DOI)2-s2.0-85062499488 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-03 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2020-02-04Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, P., Hellsmark, H., Frishammar, J., Hansson, J., Mossberg, J. & Sandström, A. (2019). Technological development for sustainability: The role of network management in the innovation policy mix. Technological forecasting & social change, 138, 309-323
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technological development for sustainability: The role of network management in the innovation policy mix
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2019 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 138, p. 309-323Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the key role of actor networks in progressing new sustainable technologies, there is a shortage of conceptual knowledge on how policy can help strengthen collaborative practices in such networks. The objective of this paper is to analyze the roles of such policies – so-called network management – throughout the entire technological development processes. The analysis draws on the public management and sustainability transitions literatures, and discusses how various network characteristics could affect the development of sustainable technologies, including how different categories of network management strategies could be deployed to influence actor collaborations. The paper's main contribution is an analytical framework that addresses the changing roles of network management at the interface between various phases of the technological development process, illustrated with the empirical case of advanced biorefinery technology development in Sweden. Furthermore, the analysis also addresses some challenges that policy makers are likely to encounter when pursuing network management strategies, and identifies a number of negative consequences of ignoring such instruments in the innovation policy mix. The latter include inefficient actor role-taking, the emergence of small, ineffective and competing actor networks in similar technological fields, and a shortage of interpretative knowledge.

Keywords
sustainable development, innovation policy, network management, biorefinery technology
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-36293 (URN)10.1016/j.techfore.2018.10.010 (DOI)2-s2.0-85056403634 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-15 Created: 2018-11-15 Last updated: 2019-08-21Bibliographically approved
Mossberg, J., Karlsson, A. & Thomtén, M. (2015). 4C – The Collaborative Chemistry Cluster Case Study: Summerande slutrapport av Energimyndighetens projekt 348 48-1. (ed.). Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>4C – The Collaborative Chemistry Cluster Case Study: Summerande slutrapport av Energimyndighetens projekt 348 48-1.
2015 (English)Report (Refereed)
Series
SP Rapport, ISSN 0284-5172 ; 2015:35
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-5264 (URN)23872 (Local ID)978-91-88001-63-4 (ISBN)23872 (Archive number)23872 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-09-07 Created: 2016-09-07 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Mossberg, J. (2014). Bridging barriers for multi-party investments in energy efficiency – A real options based approach for common utility systems design and evaluation (ed.). In: Proceedings of ECEEE industrial summer study, 2014: . Paper presented at ECEEE industrial summer study, 2-5 June, 2014, Arnhem, the Netherlands. (pp. 411-422).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging barriers for multi-party investments in energy efficiency – A real options based approach for common utility systems design and evaluation
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of ECEEE industrial summer study, 2014, 2014, p. 411-422Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Total Site Analysis (TSA) is a tool for quantifying energy savings targets in large industrial process clusters. Thereafter retrofit design tools can be used to identify efficient solutions in which the different process sites exchange excess energy with each other through the site utility system, thus reducing the overall need for external fuels/energy. Compared to energy efficiency investments identified for single companies, similar investments identified for clusters hold an inherent complexity; they assume joint investments and multi-party collaboration, which often constitute a barrier for implementation. Real Options Analysis (ROA) is a tool that can be used for helping managers to evaluate different investment options. However, previous research almost exclusively concerns single companies/actors and not the increased complexity of joint investments. This paper presents a novel approach, showing how ROA can be applied not only to handle uncertainties regarding market development but also reduce complexity associated with multiparty cooperation in a joint energy efficiency investments based on TSA. The approachis applied on a case study of a joint energy efficiency retrofit investment in a Swedish chemical cluster. Using ROA, the case study shows how the identified solution can divided into “investment packages” distributed over time, allowing for an initial investment by only two actors and permitting for an evaluation of both the cooperation and the market development before expanding the investment and the number of actors involved. Further, an economic assessment of the project is presented together with an analysis of the cost/ benefit of gradually expanding the investment.

National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-12391 (URN)2-s2.0-85045458278 (Scopus ID)18855 (Local ID)18855 (Archive number)18855 (OAI)
Conference
ECEEE industrial summer study, 2-5 June, 2014, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
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Paper No. 4-017-14

Available from: 2016-09-13 Created: 2016-09-13 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Hellsmark, H., Mossberg, J. & Ulmanen, J. (2014). Teknologiska innovationssystem inom energiområdet: En praktisk vägledning till identifiering av systemsvagheter som motiverar särskilda politiska åtaganden (ed.). Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teknologiska innovationssystem inom energiområdet: En praktisk vägledning till identifiering av systemsvagheter som motiverar särskilda politiska åtaganden
2014 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Series
Rapport Energimyndigheten.
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-5638 (URN)20369 (Local ID)20369 (Archive number)20369 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Mossberg, J. (2013). Chemical Industry Companies in Sweden (ed.). Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Chemical Industry Companies in Sweden
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Vinnova analysis ; VA 2013:01, ISSN  1651-355X
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-7046 (URN)15045 (Local ID)978-91-86517-79-3 (ISBN)15045 (Archive number)15045 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Mossberg, J. & Torén, J. (2013). Optimal localisation of next generation biofuel production in Sweden Report from an f3 R&D project (ed.). Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Optimal localisation of next generation biofuel production in Sweden Report from an f3 R&D project
2013 (English)Report (Refereed)
Publisher
p. 131
Series
Report from an f3 R&D project 2013:18
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-5571 (URN)15046 (Local ID)15046 (Archive number)15046 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Mossberg, J., Hackl, R., Harvey, S., Sandoff, A. & Jensen, C. (2012). From fossil to biogenic feedstock - Exploring Different Technology Pathways for a Swedish Chemical Cluster (ed.). In: eceee:Energy efficiency in industry 2012: . Paper presented at eceee:Energy efficiency in industry 2012.
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2012 (English)In: eceee:Energy efficiency in industry 2012, 2012, , p. 269-280Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Publisher
p. 269-280
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-12164 (URN)14284 (Local ID)14284 (Archive number)14284 (OAI)
Conference
eceee:Energy efficiency in industry 2012
Available from: 2016-09-13 Created: 2016-09-13 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1820-0505

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