Typology of Policy Governance for Socio-technical Transitions

지속가능한 사회-기술 전환을 위한 정책 거버넌스 유형에 관한 연구

  • 이영석 (한국기술교육대학교 기술경영 클러스터, 한국화학연구원) ;
  • 김병근 (한국기술교육대학교 기술경영 클러스터)
  • Received : 2014.04.10
  • Accepted : 2014.07.15
  • Published : 2014.09.30


Socio-technical systems are receiving growing attention as a core concept in the process of searching for proper solutions to sustainable growth. In this paper, we review the way for governing socio-technical transitions from a governmental perspective. Based upon the governance studies and transition research, we set social coordination and locus of transition pressures as transition contexts to differentiate transition policy governance. We propose four types of policy governance for sustainable socio-technical transitions: leading, facilitative, coordinative and persuasive. Analysis on four case based upon this typology shows different transition polices of each transition pathway in analytical aspect. It provides basic criteria for policy makers to design effective transition policies in normative aspect. Also, this paper can contribute to closing the gap between transition research and governance studies.