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dc.contributor.authorGoldstein, Don
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-05T19:54:48Z
dc.date.available2015-11-05T19:54:48Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-16
dc.identifier.citationGoldstein, Don. 2015. "Climate-adaptive technological change in a small region: A resource-based scenario approach." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 99: 168-180.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0040-1625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10456/40126
dc.description.abstractSociety at large must find technological pathways capable of mitigating climate change. But small regions – where private and public sector decision makers take actions whose aggregated effects shape those broader pathways – are faced with the need to adapt to climate impacts over which they have little control. Such impacts already include not only direct climatological ones, but also related systemic shifts in technologies, markets, and policies. Firms and policymakers can widen the range of adaptation opportunities by exploring regional resources applicable to emergent clusters, through which technologically related inter-organizational dynamics may permit more effective climate responses. As in the resource-based view of the firm underlying cluster theory, key decision fields are chosen based on existing capabilities internal to the region in relation to the threats and opportunities transmitted by external climate change impacts. Adaptive strategy options at the regional level can be identified and assessed using a scenario-building methodology that incorporates the interactions among multiple variables and decision-makers’ actions over time. Stakeholder input and engagement during the research process can facilitate realism and traction. This methodology is applied to northwestern Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie, projecting a scenario based on a set of complementary, lower-carbon energy and transportation technologies.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofTechnological Forecasting and Social Changeen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.04.014en_US
dc.rights© 2015 The Author. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND licenseen_US
dc.subjectClimate adaptationen_US
dc.subjectTechnology pathwaysen_US
dc.subjectScenario planningen_US
dc.subjectClustersen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational resourcesen_US
dc.subjectStakeholder engagementen_US
dc.titleClimate-adaptive technological change in a small region: A resource-based scenario approachen_US
dc.description.versionPublished articleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEconomicsen_US
dc.citation.volume99en_US
dc.citation.spage168en_US
dc.citation.epage180en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.techfore.2015.04.014
dc.contributor.avlauthorGoldstein, Don


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