Morphological Analysis, Diffusion and Lock-out of Technologies: Ferrous Casting in France and the FRG

Foray D & Grubler A (1990). Morphological Analysis, Diffusion and Lock-out of Technologies: Ferrous Casting in France and the FRG. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-91-001. Reprinted from Research Policy, 19(6) [December 1990].

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Abstract

In this paper, the authors address technological diffusion and substitution from two methodological angles. The first consists of 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 Germany. 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 asymetrical character and discontinuities of the diffusion trajectory of the technology under consideration.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Environment Program (ENV)
Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Research Policy; 19(6) [December 1990]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 07:15
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3367

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