Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: a multi-level perspective and a case-study

@article{Geels2002TechnologicalTA,
  title={Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: a multi-level perspective and a case-study},
  author={Frank W. Geels},
  journal={Research Policy},
  year={2002},
  volume={31},
  pages={1257-1274}
}
  • F. Geels
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Economics
  • Research Policy

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