An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Barriers to European Hydrogen RD&D Cooperation

Posted: 7 Jun 2013

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Totti Könnölä

Independent

Pablo del Rio

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)

Laura Pombo Juárez

Independent

Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla

University of Alcala, School of Economic and Business Sciences

Gregory Unruh

Independent

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Date Written: June 6, 2013

Abstract

This paper applies and elaborates environmental and evolutionary theorising 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, particularly hydrogen technology. The paper can be characterised as empirically based theory-building, as it elaborates the conceptual framework and attests its validity with interview findings and empirically based literature reviews. The empirical analysis is based on the results of HY-CO Era-Net interviews with government officers of national funding agencies responsible for the coordination of ERA-Net programmes.

Keywords: evolutionary economics, hydrogen, innovation policy, institutions, path dependence, technology lock-in

Suggested Citation

Könnölä, Totti and del Rio, Pablo and Pombo Juárez, Laura and Carrillo-Hermosilla, Javier and Unruh, Gregory, An Empirical Analysis of Institutional Barriers to European Hydrogen RD&D Cooperation (June 6, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2275212

Totti Könnölä

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Pablo Del Rio

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) ( email )

28006 Madrid
Spain

Laura Pombo Juárez

Independent ( email )

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Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla (Contact Author)

University of Alcala, School of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

Plaza de la Victoria s/n
Alcala de Henares, Madrid 28802
Spain

Gregory Unruh

Independent ( email )

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