Morphological analysis, diffusion and lockout of technologies: Ferrous casting in France and the FRG

Foray D & Grubler A (1990). Morphological analysis, diffusion and lockout of technologies: Ferrous casting in France and the FRG. Research Policy 19 (6): 535-550. DOI:10.1016/0048-7333(90)90011-T.

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Abstract

In this paper we will try to address technological diffusion and substitution from two methodological angles. The first consists in a complete and comprehensive morphological analysis (MA) of a set of (process) technologies for a particular industry. In the second part, we use the results of our MA of the technological trajectories in the casting industry, to analyse their diffusion in two countries, France and the FRG. With respect to the results of this work, we can express two observations. First, this case study will provide valuable insights on the conditions of exit from a “lock-in” situation. Second, the MA will permit us to avoid misinterpretation concerning the asymmetrical character and discontinuities of the diffusion trajectory of the technology under consideration.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Technological and Economic Dynamics (TED)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 14:10
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 10:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12645

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