Improving the Efficiency of R&D and the Market Diffusion of Energy Technologies

  • EberhardĀ Jochem

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eberhard Jochem
    Pages 1-11
  3. Eberhard Jochem
    Pages 17-65
  4. Eberhard Jochem
    Pages 67-104
  5. Eberhard Jochem
    Pages 105-141
  6. Eberhard Jochem
    Pages 171-207
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    Pages 209-228
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About this book


Is there a chance that public or private research and development institutions can improve the efficiency of the R&D process? This book gives a positive answer by designing an integrated concept of the science technology cycle and the innovation system of each technology. The position of a new technology in the sciencetechnology cycle is identified by several indicators from patent analysis, citations and market information data. The innovation system supports the search for a comprehensive understanding of all important stakeholders of an innovation, possible obstacles and related policies. The application of the methodology leads to convincing results: the hype of the PEM fuel cell activities could have been identified at the end of the 1990s as the phase of euphoria, but not as a situation close to market entry in the car or boiler markets.


Energy Technologies Forschung & Entwicklung diffusion energy R&D fuel cells innovation patents

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2153-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2154-3
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