Policy mixes for sustainable innovation: conceptual considerations and empirical insights

Rogge, Karoline S (2019) Policy mixes for sustainable innovation: conceptual considerations and empirical insights. In: Boons, Frank and McMeekin, Andrew (eds.) Handbook of Sustainable Innovation. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 165-185. ISBN 9781788112567

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This chapter provides an overview of advances in conceptual thinking and empirical applications addressing policy mixes for sustainable innovation. It starts by providing an overview of ‘instrument mix’ studies focusing on interacting instruments aimed at achieving sustainable innovation. It then covers broader ‘policy mix’ conceptualizations which better reflect the complexity of real-world policy mixes for sustainable innovation. These broader conceptualizations encompass but go beyond instrument mixes by also paying dedicated attention to policy strategies, policy processes and policy mix characteristics. While such a broader policy mix concept has been developed in the context of sustainable innovation, it may also inform transformative innovation policy in the context of other grand societal challenges. The chapter also discusses research on the co-evolution of policy mixes and sustainable innovation, highlighting the importance
of a dynamic approach to policy mix research. The chapter closes with a discussion o research implications.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Policy mix, instrument mix, policy strategy, policy making and implementation, consistency, coherence, credibility, stability, balance, design features, instrument interaction, co-evolution, sustainable innovation, sustainability transitions
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0173.2 Technological change
Depositing User: Karoline Rogge
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 11:17
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 11:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88788

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