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How do Public Demonstration Projects Promote Green-Manufacturing Technologies? A Case Study from China

Zhou, Y and Xu, G and Minshall, T and Liu, P (2015) How do Public Demonstration Projects Promote Green-Manufacturing Technologies? A Case Study from China. Sustainable Development, 23. pp. 217-231. ISSN 0968-0802

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Abstract

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment. Public demonstration projects are used to promote the upscaling of green-manufacturing technologies in China, in order to expedite innovation 'catch-up' and transitions to sustainable development. However, these projects are facing implementation challenges, because the relevant barriers are different from traditional demonstrations in new technological niches, when involving complex economic concerns and prolific small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as adopters. This paper, therefore, adopts a case-based approach to investigate a specific example of a demonstration project in China to support the large-scale diffusion of green technology and its pilot implementations. Through the case study, this paper reveals that these demonstrations face a different set of diffusion barriers in testing technologies and promoting learning. In addition, this case also shows that a new policy model may be needed in order to cope with these barriers, when emphasizing market-oriented policies and non-legislative actors as well as combining them with traditional mandatory measures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:42
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 01:35
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