Title: The diffusion of environmental technologies: the case of the Turkish fertiliser industry

Authors: Dilek Cetindamar

Addresses: Graduate School of Management, Sabanci University, Orhanli, Tuzla 81474, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract: This paper aims to analyse the diffusion of environmental technologies. By studying the Turkish fertiliser industry as a case, we exemplify how a system is built around environmental technology applications and what factors are active in its diffusion. Our results show that regulations and public pressures are the main determinants in the diffusion of environmental technologies, indicating the importance of the institutional infrastructure, namely the interplay among firms, governmental and nongovernmental organisations.

Keywords: technology diffusion; environmental technologies; technology system; the Turkish fertiliser industry; institutional infrastructure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003145

International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.26 No.1, pp.68-87

Published online: 13 Jul 2003 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article