An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Barriers to European Hydrogen RD&D Cooperation
Pablo del Río
Laura Pombo Juárez
University of Alcala, School of Economic and Business Sciences
October 9, 2007
The paper applies and elaborates environmental and evolutionary theorizing in the context of international research, development and demonstration (RD&D) cooperation. The theoretical framework of analysis lays particular emphasis on identifying and overcoming institutional barriers to international cooperation for the RD&D that contributes to radical and environmentally friendly systemic changes. The paper can be characterized as empirically based theory-building as it elaborates the conceptual framework and attests its validity with the interview findings and empirically based literature reviews. The empirical analysis is based on the HY-CO Era-Net interview results of government officers of national funding agencies responsible of the coordination of ERA-Net programmes.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Evolutionary economics, hydrogen, innovation policy, institutions, path dependence, technology lock-in
Date posted: July 20, 2010
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