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Carbon capture and storage in South Africa: A technological innovation system with a political economy focus

Ko, Yu-Chia, Zigan, Krystin, Liu, Yu-Lun (2021) Carbon capture and storage in South Africa: A technological innovation system with a political economy focus. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 166 . Article Number 120633. ISSN 0040-1625. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120633) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:85747)

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Abstract

This research investigates the technological innovation system (TIS) approach in emerging markets, focusing on South Africa’s deployment of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project and explaining its underlying structures and functions. In identifying the shortcomings of the TIS, this study further considers relevant contextual factors that affect the successful employment of the system, particularly the political economy of the energy sector. As a result, it develops an integrated framework that offers a more comprehensive understanding of the factors relevant to TIS implementation. Utilising a qualitative thematic analysis to analyse secondary data, the findings of our study reveal the pertinence of the power of incumbents and the lack of a legal framework. The results not only theoretically contribute to the innovation system field but also offer practical suggestions for the execution and management of technological projects in South Africa.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120633
Uncontrolled keywords: Technological Innovation System, Carbon Capture and Storage, Political Economy, South Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Krystin Zigan
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 13:25 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/85747 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zigan, Krystin: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7615-2244
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