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Transitions, Transformations, and Reproduction: Dynamics in Socio‐Technical Systems

Frank W. Geels and René Kemp

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explores innovating and technological transformation in terms of competing socio-technical systems which evolve over long time periods. It examines changes in functional systems both ... More


Transformation of Tank Irrigation Policy and Technology on the Interface of a Recursive State–Society Relationship

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Both influential scholarly works and development policy provide a powerful discursive space to the idea of local or pre-modern knowledge and community control over natural resources. This chapter ... More


Financial Openness and National Autonomy: Opportunities and Constraints

Tariq Banuri and Juliet B. Schor (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283645
eISBN:
9780191684463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283645.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

WIDER (The World Institute for Development Economics Research), established in 1984, started work in Helsinki in 1985, with the financial support of the Government of Finland. Its principal purpose ... More


Introduction: Technology and Innovation at the Turn of a Century

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the career of American inventor Frank J. Sprague. The book tells a story of innovation at a time when innovation became the ... More


Interzone Xperimental: Migration and Moving Images

Randall Halle

in The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038457
eISBN:
9780252096334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038457.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the rapid and accelerating technological transformations to film that have been happening in the last decade. These transformations make it anachronistic to speak solely of film ... More


Breaking the Link between Production and CO2 Emissions in China’s Cement Industry: The Role of Technological Learning

Michael T. Rock and Michael Toman

in China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy: Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199385324
eISBN:
9780199385348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385324.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, International

Since 1978 China’s cement industry has experienced a technological transformation as domestically engineered and produced, state-of-the-art, large-scale rotary kiln cement production lines replaced ... More


Laboratorization and the “Green” Rebuilding of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward

Barbara L. Allen

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the technological transformation of the flood-damaged Holy Cross, a subdistrict of the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. Using insights ... More


Domesticating Foreign Intellectual Property Laws in the Digital Age: Of Pirates and Qarsana in the GCC States

Suzi Mirgani

in Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines some of the challenges faced by GCC nations as they attempt to modernize their economies in the digital era and in the face of substantial technological transformations. In ... More


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