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A practioner’s view on Strategic Niche Management
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 1-11-2006
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--06-039 ECN publication
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Strategic Niche Management (SNM) is a tool to support the societal introduction of radical sustainable innovations. However, it has been mainly used in retrospective to analyse historical case studies. This report discusses SNM from a practioner’s perspective with the main aim to articulate questions that should be addressed for translating SNM from an ex-post to an ex-ante tool. The main conclusion is that an SNM tool should focus on the level of ‘niches’ rather than single projects, i.e. SNM should aim to support (program) managers who aim at orchestrating the interaction between multiple experiments.

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