20 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2010
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Evolutionary economics, hydrogen, innovation policy, institutions, path dependence, technology lock-in
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Könnölä, Totti and del Río, Pablo and Pombo Juárez, Laura and Carrillo-Hermosilla, Javier and Unruh, Gregory, An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Barriers to European Hydrogen RD&D Cooperation (October 9, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1645321 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1645321