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International Journal of Technology and Globalisation
International Journal of Technology and Globalisation


Special Issue on: "Green Economies: Energy Futures and Technology Change in a Budget-Constrained World"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Kathleen Araújo, Harvard University, USA

Amidst today’s sustainability challenges, many decision makers recognise the need for new energy pathways utilising cleaner fuels and domestic industries. Yet budget limitations and systemic uncertainties often undermine good intentions, leading to continued delay.

Some have turned to integrating low carbon energy strategies with technology and industrial development planning. In line with this is the notion of “green economies”, which prioritises advances in industry and employment alongside efficiency, ecological resilience and societal well-being. While experiences with green job development have been mixed to date, technology change and innovations continue to be raised as essential for attaining sustainability objectives.

This special issue aims to explore the practical and theoretical aspects of greening an economy with technology and industrial development related to energy futures in a budget-constrained environment. Specialists from academia, inter-governmental organisations, government agencies, industry and other expert domains are invited to submit articles.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Greening economies through industrial ecology, technology learning and/or spillovers
  • Market adaptation and absorptive capacities in low carbon system change
  • Austerity and regulation as drivers of innovation
  • Prospects for subsidy-free energy landscapes
  • The role of practices, standards and intellectual property in path creation
  • Institutional design in radical innovation
  • Traditional R&D vs. emergent means of fostering green technologies
  • Politics of disruptive technologies
  • Strategic partnering for green and non-green industries
  • Regulators as conduits of change
  • Technology and security in the context of green economies
  • Dilemmas and solutions for a green growth or green development transition

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Article formatting specifications can be found here.

General author guidelines are available here.

Submitted papers can be experienced-based thought pieces (3,000-5,000 words) or research-based analyses (5,000-7,000 words). Please indicate the type when submitting papers.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full papers: 20 July, 2013