Challenges to Technology Transfer: A Literature Review of the Constraints on Environmental Technology Dissemination

Author
Daniel K. N. Johnson, Kristina M. Lybecker
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Department of Economics and Business, Colorado College
Abstract
This paper considers the challenges to the dissemination of environmental innovation. Following a brief exploration of the legal and regulatory regimes surrounding environmental technologies, the paper examines diffusion mechanisms, market factors, social characteristics and political elements that facilitate and complicate dissemination. Given the importance of innovation to economic development and growth, the diffusion of innovation is of great interest to economists and policymakers alike.
Topic
Development, Environment, Markets, Science and Technology