Lead Markets for Environmental Innovations

Lead Markets for Environmental Innovations


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Lead Markets for Environmental Innovations by Klaus Jacob, Marian Beise, Jïrgen M. Blazejczak, Dietmar Edler

Why does one country take the lead over others in the development and introduction of environmental innovations? This book analyzes lead markets for innovations such as fuel cells and photovoltaics, and offers insight into why this is. The authors use case studies to illustrate the policy framework that favors environmental innovation, and offer recommendations for research and development, environmental and industrial policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783790801644
Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
Publication date: 05/31/2005
Series: ZEW Economic Studies , #27
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Theoretical Approaches.- Towards an Integrated Model of the Lead Market for Environmental Innovations.- Case Studies of Lead Markets from Literature Studies.- The International Adoption of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion.- Fuel Cells in Stationary Applications.- Fuel Cells for Mobile Applications.- Technologies to Reduce Harmful Emissions in Diesel Vehicles.- Lead Markets for VOC-Reduced Paints.- Potentials for Substituting Paper by Electronic Media.- Technologies for Paper Recycling.- Regulations Promoting Socially Responsible Investment.- Comparison of In-Depth Case Studies.- Policy Patterns to Develop International Markets of Innovations for Sustainability.- Policies for Lead Markets.

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