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Design@Large: Ann Pendleton-Jullian & John Seely Brown: Agency in a White Water World

Published on 7 Apr 2017

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Co-evolutionary and multi-level dynamics in transitions – system innovation (Geels)

[I was looking for dynamic stability, but I love these diagrams and this perspective – has perhaps informed some of the work I’ve reviewed in #systemchange? Don’t know of Geels otherwise yet, and can’t find accessible copies of these papers yet]


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Paper: Co-evolutionary and multi-level dynamics in transitions: The transformation of aviation systems and the shift from propeller to turbojet (1930–1970) – ScienceDirect


Volume 26, Issue 9, September 2006, Pages 999-1016

Co-evolutionary and multi-level dynamics in transitions: The transformation of aviation systems and the shift from propeller to turbojet (1930–1970)


This article deals with system innovation in Freeman and Perez’s innovation typology (incremental, radical, system, techno-economic paradigm). This article conceptualises these changes as transitions from one socio-technical system to another. These transitions are co-evolution processes that are not only about technological discontinuities, but also about markets, user practices, regulation, culture, infrastructure and science. In a critical discussion of co-evolution literatures, the article distinguishes three levels of co-evolutionary processes. To understand transitions, these insights are combined in a multi-level perspective, consisting of niche, regime and landscape levels. Transitions come about when co-evolutionary dynamics at these three levels link up and reinforce each other. The perspective is illustrated with a historical case study: the transition from aviation systems based on propeller-aircraft to aviation systems based on turbojet aircraft (1930–1970). The case study provides not just an evolutionary economic analysis of technological change, but also deals with the long-run evolution of technology and the socio-economic system.


    Multi-level perspective

    Dr. Frank Geels is Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Using insights from sociology of technology, innovation studies, history of technology and evolutionary economics, his main research topic is the dynamics of technological transitions and system innovations. His conceptual work is grounded with case studies of historical transitions.




    Research Policy

    Volume 37, Issue 9, October 2008, Pages 1436-1445
    Research Policy

    Rethinking the multi-level perspective of technological transitions


    In recent years numerous articles have been published which advocate a multi-level perspective (MLP) for the analysis of long-term technological transitions. This paper reviews current transitions research and considers the limitations of the MLP which need to be addressed to enhance understanding of processes of innovation affecting the transformation of technology and society. The paper suggests ways in which the MLP may be effectively rethought, based on more thoroughgoing application of a co-evolutionary concept of technological transitions.


      Technological change
      Technology policy
      Transition management
      Transition theory
      Multi-level perspective

      from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048733308001169