Improving Discursive Approaches to Sustainability Transition Studies: Elaborating Discourse Network Analysis
By Kimberley Vandenhole, Kristijan Garic, Philip Leifeld
The paper applies discourse network analysis as a method for studying sustainability transition processes. It is well written, includes a state-of-the-art literature review, and provokes discussion on the application of mixed methods in transition studies. Its novel contribution is taking a dynamic perspective into discourse analysis.
The politics of directionality in transformative innovation policy through the lens of policy process frameworks
By Sabine E. de Graaff, Iris Wanzenböck, Koen Frenken
The paper addresses directionality as a political process in the context of a new generation of innovation policy. It has a well-written conceptual analysis and a novel contribution in attempting to conceptualise directionality more specifically.
Technology innovation systems and financial development: Measuring the financial maturity of technologies
By Anurag Gumber, Florian Egli, Bjarne Steffen
The paper connects technology development to the financial regime, which is a novel angle, and contributes to the literature on finance in transitions. The conceptual contribution is the financial maturity framework.