Converging institutions: shaping the relationships between nanotechnologies, economy and society

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This paper develops the concept of converging institutions and applies it to nanotechnologies. Starting point are economic and socialogical perspectives. We focus on the entire innovation process of nanotechnologies beginning with research and development over diffusion via downstream sectors until implementation in final goods. The concept is applied to the nano-cluster in the metropolitan region of Grenoble and a possible converging institution is identified.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLüneburg
PublisherInstitut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Lüneburg
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Research areas

  • Economics - converging institutions, converging technologies, nanotechnologies, systemic risks