Path-Creating Networks in the Field of Next Generation Lithography: Outline of a Research Project
Technology Studies Working Papers TUTS-WP-2-2004
25 Pages Posted: 15 May 2010
Date Written: February 1, 2002
This paper describes a research project that studies the development of manufacturing technology for semiconductors. It examines to what extent, under which conditions, and in which ways interorganizational network can actually enable the creation of a new technological path in this field. It gives a summary overview of the theory of path dependence, which has very recently been complemented by the concept of path creation. It introduces the empirical field of study and presents the specific research questions, research design and methodology.
Keywords: Network, Technological Path, Creation, Lithography, Innovation
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