Keywords: technological change, innovation, transition, car tyres, potato starch packaging, environmental management, sustainable development, sustainability, automobile industry, tyre design
From environmental management to radical technological change: industry in sustainable development
How can industrial technological change be stimulated to minimise the environmental burden? In this paper, it is argued that radical technological change is needed. First, concepts that can be used to analyse industrial technological change are described. Then an analysis of the driving forces behind two cases of radical technological change will be given; the revolutionary change in car tyre design in the 1970s and the development of potato starch packaging. The paper concludes that radical technological change should simultaneously be managed at various levels in society.