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  1. 1. Lock-in as make-believe – Exploring the role of myth in the lock-in of high mobility systems

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Maja Essebo; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Myths; mobility; Sverige-- Skåne -- Malmö; Öresund Region; lock-in; myth; lock-in; geography; Malmö; Öresund; theoretical advancement;

    Abstract : All human practices are, ultimately, set and defined by limits; be they social, economic, physical, or environmental. Yet even in the face of such realities, practices which transgress the confines of possibility remain remarkably obdurate. This thesis addresses the issue of one such practice, i.e. READ MORE

  2. 2. Overcoming organizational lock-in in decision-making Construction clients facing innovation

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Erika Hedgren; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Träbyggnad; Timber Structures;

    Abstract : The role of clients in construction innovation is receiving increasingresearch attention due to their perceived tendencies to adhere to conventional practices preserving the status-quo. The aim of this thesis is to improve understanding of construction client organizations’ behaviour that affects their ability to overcome organizational lock-in in their new-build decision-making processes, and thus their ability to adopt innovation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Material Constraints on Technology Evolution: The Case of Scarce Metals and Emerging Energy Technologies

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Björn A. Andersson; [2001]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; energy; metal scarcity; solar cell; sustainable development; technology policy; lock-in; industrial ecology; technical change; battery; electric vehicle;

    Abstract : A radical transformation of the energy system in the 21st century will require a large-scale diffusion of a range of new energy technologies. Thin-film solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery-electric vehicles have been suggested as possible major components of a more sustainable energy system. READ MORE

  4. 4. Survival of the Unfit Path Dependence and the Estonian Oil Shale Industry

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Rurik Holmberg; Staffan Laestadius; Mats Bladh; Mats Söderström; Nick von Tunzelmann; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Estonia; oil shale; path dependence; lock-in; institutions; knowledge; Sweden; innovation; Soviet Union; technology; systems; energy; shale oil; electricity; fossil fuel; environment; economy; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Technology and social change; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Teknik och social förändring;

    Abstract : Estonia is the only country in the world, which is totally dependent on oil shale in its energy system. Although this fossil fuel exists in enormous quantities around the world, it has so far not been utilized on a larger scale. The reasons for this have been both economic and, in recent times, ecological. READ MORE

  5. 5. Investigations of temporal changes in climate and the geomagnetic field via high-resolution radiocarbon dating

    University dissertation from Department of Geology, Lund University

    Author : Anette Mellström; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; wiggle-matching; Radiocarbon dating; 14C; 2800 cal BP; climate change; solar activity; palaeomagnetism; lake sediments; varves; post-depositional remanent magnetisation; PDRM; lock-in; peat deposits; Sweden;

    Abstract : Geological archives have shown periods of abrupt climate change in the relatively stable Holocene epoch (last ca. 11 700 years). One of these periods was around 2800 cal BP. Several records, mainly from Europe, reveal a shift towards wetter, cooler and windier conditions. READ MORE