Print Email Facebook Twitter An Information Tool to Understand Innovation System and Technological Change in a Country Title An Information Tool to Understand Innovation System and Technological Change in a Country Author Yogamaya, N. Contributor Van Geenhuizen, M. (mentor) Kamp, L. (mentor) Cunningham, S. (mentor) Faculty Technology, Policy and Management Department Technology, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship Programme Management of Technology Date 2014-02-13 Abstract Innovation is considered to be the major force in economic growth. However, the processes are extremely complex and characterized with high level of uncertainty. How can we increase our understanding about innovation process? The core of modern thinking about innovation process is to understand what factors shaping and influencing innovation. The study attempts to design an information tool consists of a common set of explanatory factors which can be used to carry out descriptive and explanatory analysis of a specific technology in a country. Main concepts from two major strands of innovation literatures: systems of innovation approaches and technological transition were used as the base to design the tool. The tool consists of indicator data for two main components of innovation system: structural and system components. The tool suggests using multiple methods of data collection (methodological triangulation) including: desk research, interview, and observation. However, for the current study, most of the information about innovation components can be collected through desk research by providing possible data sources that were chosen based on reliability and trustworthiness level. After mapping the information for every component, an analyst needs to map the interaction pattern between the components and identifies the motors of innovation which are important steps to understand the dynamics of the innovation system including the blocking and inducement mechanism. The tool was implemented to investigate PEMFC innovation system for transport sector in Japan and the Netherlands. The insight derived from the tool implementation is the ability to see how an innovation system is developed based on local social and economic condition. However, though part of the innovations are genuinely domestic; every country has the ability to adapt, diffuse, and utilize the product, process, be part of organization, and even got influenced by institutions developed abroad. With the information tool, innovation system can be studied in a more comprehensive way and the comparison between innovation systems in different countries becomes easier. However, the content of the information tool still need to be strengthened through interview or Delphi method with Policy Study experts and more case studies still need to be done to test the tool. Subject innovationsystems of innovation approachtechnological transitionmulti level perspectivefunctions of innovation systemfuel cell To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0c4bc6a3-b362-4c48-9b5b-54556a6bc52b Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2014 Yogamaya, N.