Technological trajectories and sustainability: trends in Brazilian subsidiaries of Swedish multinational corporations
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, ISSN 1740-2816, Vol. 9, no 1, 39-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper focuses on the prospective interactions between technological trajectories and levels of environmental improvements that provide long-term sustainability issues. It is best illustrated by certain sectors of Brazilian subsidiaries of Swedish multinational corporations (MNCs) as organisational units with ability to generate positive technological externalities in host countries. Technological trajectories are observable as: 1) successive incremental innovations for environmental optimisation of product; 2) a sequence of steps towards radical innovation, associated with new products to redefine the market leading to a socio-environmental structural change. The aim of the paper is enlarge the understanding of technological pathways towards this issue based on newly industrialised countries (NICs) and to give foresight in identifying long-term trends in sustainability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 9, no 1, 39-55 p.
Brazil, Environmental improvements, Industrial sectors, Multinationals, Prospective, Scenarios, Sustainability, Technological trajectories
Other Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118055DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2013.051760ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84873365460OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118055DiVA: diva2:604417
QC 201302112013-02-112013-02-112013-12-03Bibliographically approved