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A Strategic Niche Management approach for shaping bio-based economy in Europe

Almona Tani
Published Online: 2018-05-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0010


The goal of this paper is to investigate the transition towards a bio-based economy as part of a broader sustainable transition in Europe. To analyse the challenges and opportunities associated with the bio-based economy, we applied the Strategic Niche Management approach to investigate the drivers that boost the emergence of the bio-based economy, the factors hindering it, as well as institutional changes which are at the base of the socio-technological transition. Although considered as just one piece of the sustainability puzzle, the bio-based economy behaves as a socio-technical system on its own, providing valuable hints on systemic transitions.

Keywords: socio-technical system; sustainability transitions; Strategic Niche Management; bio-based economy


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Received: 2017-11-23

Accepted: 2018-03-14

Published Online: 2018-05-15

Citation Information: Open Agriculture, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 98–109, ISSN (Online) 2391-9531, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0010.

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