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Record number 547735
Title Passing the baton: How intermediaries advance sustainability transitions in different phases
Author(s) Kivimaa, Paula; Hyysalo, Sampsa; Boon, Wouter; Klerkx, Laurens; Martiskainen, Mari; Schot, Johan
Source Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 31 (2019). - ISSN 2210-4224 - p. 110 - 125.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.01.001
Department(s) WASS
Knowledge Technology and Innovation
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Change agents - Intermediaries - Intermediation - Multilevel perspective - Sustainability transition - Transition phases
Abstract

Recently, increasing attention has been paid to intermediaries, actors connecting multiple other actors, in transition processes. Research has highlighted that intermediary actors (e.g. innovation funders, energy agencies, NGOs, membership organisations, or internet discussion forums) operate in many levels to advance transitions. We argue that intermediation, and the need for it, varies during the course of transition. Yet, little explicit insight exists on intermediation in different transition phases. We integrate existing conceptual models on transition dynamics and phases and a typology of transition intermediaries to examine how intermediaries advance transitions in different phases. We illustrate our conceptual insights through examples from car clubs, heat pumps and low-energy housing. We conclude that intermediation is paramount from predevelopment to stabilisation of a transition. Intermediary functions change from supporting experimentation and articulation of needs in predevelopment, to the aggregation of knowledge, pooling resources, network building and stronger institutional support and capacity building in acceleration.

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