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Disentangling the rhetoric of public goods from their externalities: The case of climate engineering

2019
Robert Holahan | Prakash Kashwan

Public goods are defined by the technical conditions of nonexclusion and nonrivalry. Nonetheless, public goods are frequently viewed in environmental policy and scholarly debates as providing strictly...

Applying open innovation strategies in the context of a regional innovation ecosystem: The case of Janssen Pharmaceuticals

2019
Joanna Robaczewska | Wim Vanhaverbeke | Annika Lorenz

Open innovation strategies in large firms have been changing considerably during the last 15 years. Some multinationals are now taking a long-term, strategic approach to Open innovation, thereby actively...

Concentration of power: A UK case study examining the dominance of incumbent automakers and suppliers in automotive sociotechnical transitions

2019
Jean-Paul Skeete

Sustainable transition scholarship has recently challenged the stereotypical characterisation of sociotechnical transitions, by revisiting the concept of creative destruction. The central counterargument...

Enriching innovation ecosystems: The role of government in a university science park

2019
Sunny Li Sun | Yanli Zhang | Yuhua Cao | Jielin Dong | John Cantwell

The direct top-down approach and indirect bottom-up approach are two ends of the spectrum in the role of government in developing an innovation ecosystem. Taking a hybrid approach, we develop the concept...

One health and the agricultural transition in food animal production

2019
Ellen K. Silbergeld

In the spirit of this important new journal, this paper seeks to explore the implications of agricultural transitions for human and animal health, as well as the sustainability of regional and global...

Centralized protection scheme for smart grid integrated with multiple renewable resources using Internet of Energy

2019
M.M. Eissa | Medhat H.A. Awadalla

Transmission and subtransmission lines in smart grid systems are designed as multitapped lines to supply loads or integrate wind or solar farms as medium-sized generation technologies. Transmission...

Climate change: Disruption, risk and opportunity

2019
Alistair Woodward

Climate change is disruptive because virtually all aspects of our lives are best located in the Goldilocks zone: the place where it is “not too hot and not too cold but just right”. Rising greenhouse...

Environmental and resource burdens associated with low carbon, more electric transition pathways to 2050: Footprint components from carbon emissions and land use to waste arisings and water consumption

2019
Geoffrey P. Hammond | Hayley R. Howard | Hanumant Singh Rana

Environmental or ‘ecological’ footprints have been widely used in recent years as indicators of resource consumption and waste absorption transformed on the basis of biologically productive land area...

A roadmap for semi-automatically extracting predictive and clinically meaningful temporal features from medical data for predictive modeling

2019
Gang Luo

Predictive modeling based on machine learning with medical data has great potential to improve healthcare and reduce costs. However, two hurdles, among others, impede its widespread adoption in healthcare....

Industrial revitalization via industry 4.0 – A comparative policy analysis among China, Germany and the USA

2019
Chu-Chi Kuo | Joseph Z. Shyu | Kun Ding

In the second decade of the 21st century, rapid proliferation of technology and intensified global competition have created a sense of urgency for governments of developed and developing nations alike...

Measuring regenerative economics: 10 principles and measures undergirding systemic economic health

2019
Brian D. Fath | Daniel A. Fiscus | Sally J. Goerner | Anamaria Berea | Robert E. Ulanowicz

Applying network science concepts and methods to economic systems is not a new idea. In the last few decades, however, advances in non-equilibrium thermodynamics (i.e., self-organizing, open, dissipative,...

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