Title: Technological regimes: taking stock, looking ahead

Authors: I.R. van de Poel, M.P.M. Franssen, W. Dolfsma

Addresses: Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Department of Philosophy, P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands. Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Department of Philosophy, P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands. Erasmus University, FBK, P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract: This concluding contribution to the special issue on technological regimes discusses specific strengths and weaknesses of the regime concept and their implications for further conceptual and theoretical work as well as for empirical studies employing the regime concept. Four issues are addressed: the idea that technological regimes are rule-sets, the explanatory power of technological regimes, the empirical and conceptual boundaries of technological regimes and the dynamics of technological regime shifts or transformations.

Keywords: technological regimes; rules; social explanation; boundaries of a regime; technological change; regime transformations; governance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2002.003155

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2002 Vol.2 No.4, pp.482-495

Published online: 14 Dec 2003 *

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