Technological regimes: Taking stock, looking ahead

I.R. Van de Poel*, M.P.M. Franssen, Wilfred Dolfsma

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-495
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Technology, Policy and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Boundaries of a regime
  • Governance
  • Regime transformations
  • Rules
  • Social explanation
  • Technological change
  • Technological regimes


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