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Comparing technological hype cycles: Towards a theory
The notion of ‘hype’ is widely used and represents a tempting way to characterize developments in technological fields. The term appears in business as well as in academic domains. Consultancy firmsExpand
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Re-thinking new knowledge production: A literature review and a research agenda
This paper offers a systematic reflection on the Gibbons-Nowotny notion of 'Mode 2 knowledge production'. We review its reception in scientific literature and compare it with seven alternativeExpand
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The Dual Challenge of Sustainability Transitions
In this essay we argue that sustainability transitions include two challenges: on the one hand a long-term change to various technologies and infrastructures, while on the other hand ensuring thatExpand
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Articulation of sustainability in the emerging field of nanocoatings
Abstract Sustainability is an umbrella term that covers many things. In this paper we study the process of articulation, which includes both the specification of broader terms into more detailedExpand
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Slow technologies and government intervention: Energy efficiency in industrial process technologies
Abstract Many government interventions seek to increase the efficiency of industrial processes and to stimulate innovation. In this article we present and analyse four case studies of innovations inExpand
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The Mixed Blessing of Mode 2 Knowledge Production
The notion of Mode 2 knowledge production (Gibbons et al. 1994, Nowotny et al. 2001) already has a remarkable history. It was launched fifteen years ago to capture the ongoing changes in the world ofExpand
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Little by Little. Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies
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