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‘Green chasm’ in clean-tech for air pollution: Patent evidence of a long innovation cycle and a technological level gap

Title
‘Green chasm’ in clean-tech for air pollution: Patent evidence of a long innovation cycle and a technological level gap
Authors
Ahn S.-J.Yoon H.Y.
Ewha Authors
윤호영
Issue Date
2020
Journal Title
Journal of Cleaner Production
ISSN
0959-6526JCR Link
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production vol. 272
Keywords
Air pollutionChasmClean-techInnovation capabilityInnovation cyclePatent analysis
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
The dual challenges of economic development and environment conservation tend to be a lopsided discussion for developing countries. Compared with the concept of “poverty trap” or “middle-income trap” for economic development. The conceptualization of the difficulties and obstacles that developing countries are facing for environment conservation is rare to find. This study is one of efforts to balancing out the discussion by borrowing the concept of Moore's “chasm”. The study articulates the concept of “green chasm” to explain the discontinuation of latecomer's catch-up and enhanced forerunner's enduring leadership. Through the patent analysis of clean-tech for air pollution, the study found a long innovation Technological Innovation Systems (TIS) life cycle in clean-tech and a large technological gap in the catch-up cycle, which often lead the frustration of latecomer's experience to develop green innovation. This finding has led the policy proposal for overcoming “green chasm”. By classifying the window of opportunity for catch-up into six TIS functions and then by interpreting it as a transnational dimension, the following policies are suggested; the application of compulsory license, antitrust restriction, and export license easing measures for clean-tech. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
DOI
10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122726
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