Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

Edited by Susana Borrás, Professor of Innovation and Governance, Head of Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Jakob Edler, Professor, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester, UK

9781784710187Examining the ‘who’ (agents), ‘how’ (policy instruments) and ‘why’ (societal legitimacy) of the governance process, this book presents a conceptual framework about the governance of change in socio-technical systems. Bridging the gap between disciplinary fields, expert contributions provide innovative empirical cases of different modes of governing change. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems offers a stepping-stone towards building a theory of governance of change and presents a new research agenda on the interaction between science, technology and society.