Identifying Typical (Dys-) Functional Interaction Patterns in the Dutch Biomass Innovation System

  • Simona O. Negro
  • Marko P. Hekkert
Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)


Innovation is increasingly being considered crucial to deal effectively with the negative side effects associated with economic growth. Influencing the direction of innovation towards more sustainable paths is high on many political agendas. Issues like global warming, the security of energy supply, local air pollution, and the negative social effects of economic growth have strongly contributed to these insights.


System Function Innovation System Entrepreneurial Activity Knowledge Development Knowledge Diffusion 
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The authors would like to thank the “Knowledge Network for System Innovations and Transitions (KSI)” and the “Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)” for their financial support. Special thanks go to the editors and especially to Katrin Ostertag for her valuable comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simona O. Negro
    • 1
  • Marko P. Hekkert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Innovation Studies, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and InnovationUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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