Tyfield, David and Jin, Jun (2010) Low-carbon disruptive innovation in China. Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China, 2 (3). pp. 269-282. ISSN 1756-1418Full text not available from this repository.
Purpose – This paper seeks to explore arguments for the importance of disruptive innovation to China's low-carbon transition, while such innovation is generally overlooked and/or belittled. Design/methodology/approach – The paper builds on the multi-level perspective (MLP) of systems transitions being developed by interdisciplinary scholars regarding low-carbon innovation to explore the multiple opportunities regarding disruptive innovation in the case of China. Findings – This exploration details that at the levels of business strategy, national economic development and governance of a transition to ecological sustainability, there is a strong prima facie case that disruptive innovation offers singular opportunities in China regarding low-carbon innovation, while a focus on hi-tech innovation alone is unlikely to effect the radical systems transition needed. Practical implications – Acknowledging and incorporating such opportunities is thus to be encouraged, both in China and elsewhere, including in the formulation of low-carbon innovation policy. A concerted research programme for ongoing and iterative “second-order” learning about concrete examples of disruptive low-carbon innovation is advocated. Social implications – The increased opportunities for dispersed social involvement in a low-carbon transition through disruptive innovation are discussed. Originality/value – The paper offers a novel synthesis of diverse literatures to advocate a significantly different approach to low-carbon innovation than is evidenced in current policy and policy discourse.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Carbon ; Environmental management ; Innovation ; China.|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||15 Jun 2011 10:19|
|Last Modified:||07 Aug 2012 14:31|
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