Frank Geels

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Position: Prof of System Innovation & sustainability
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy

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  • Geels, F. W., Kern, F., Fuchs, G., Hinderer, N., Kungl, G., Mylan, J., ... Wassermann, S. (2016). The enactment of socio-technical transition pathways: A reformulated typology and a comparative multi-level analysis of the German and UK low-carbon electricity transitions (1990–2014). Research Policy, 45(4), 896-913. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.respol.2016.01.015. Publication link: b6a63776-2917-47b8-806b-ab58d047a322



  • Geels, F. W. (2014). Regime Resistance against Low-Carbon Transitions: Introducing Politics and Power into the Multi-Level Perspective. Theory, Culture & Society: explorations in critical social science , 31(5), 21-40. DOI: 10.1177/0263276414531627. Publication link: fe461aaf-768c-4676-acd1-ee6edcf2f669



  • Geels, F. W., Kemp, R., Dudley, G., & G. Lyons, G. (2012). Automobility in Transition?: A Socio-Technical Analysis of Sustainable Transport. New York: Routledge.. Publication link: 205b8886-ed05-48ab-883c-412a35d8ce5c


  • Berkers, E., & Geels, F. W. (2011). System innovation through stepwise reconfiguration: The case of technological transitions in Dutch greenhouse horticulture (1930-1980). Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 23(3), 227-247. DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2011.550392. Publication link: b225612a-201a-48c4-8c1b-6a64ffcee18d
  • Geels, F. W., & Verhees, B. (2011). Cultural legitimacy and framing struggles in innovation journeys: A cultural-performative perspective and a case study of Dutch nuclear energy (1945-1986). Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 78(6), 910-930. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2010.12.004. Publication link: 1a8f697a-93c2-4e52-a053-73f439ffba1e


  • Grin, J., Rotmans, J., Schot, J., Geels, F. W., & Loorbach, D. (2010). Transitions to Sustainable Development: New Directions in the Study of Long Term Transformative Change. New York: Routledge.. Publication link: 6cbb39aa-e53a-4cac-8dfb-41954fb27653


  • Geels, F. W. (2009). Foundational ontologies and multi-paradigm analysis, applied to the socio-technical transition from mixed farming to intensive pig husbandry (1930-1980). Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 21(7), 805-832. DOI: 10.1080/09537320903182280. Publication link: dd8c9d6b-734a-46e5-99f6-fce743c94560


  • Verbong, G., Geels, F. W., & Raven, R. (2008). Multi-niche analysis of dynamics and policies in Dutch renewable energy innovation journeys (1970-2006): Hype-cycles, closed networks and technology-focused learning. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 20(5), 555-573. DOI: 10.1080/09537320802292719. Publication link: 921c6536-d21b-4683-aa14-1eaf027c9723


  • Geels, F. W., & Raven, R. P. J. M. (2007). Socio-cognitive evolution and co-evolution in competing technical trajectories: Biogas development in Denmark (1970-2002). International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 14(1), 63-77. DOI: 10.1080/13504500709469708. Publication link: 611a4c60-d024-4959-a0d6-91e8fa8e4ec3
  • Geels, F. W., Pieters, T., & Snelders, S. (2007). Cultural enthusiasm, resistance and the societal embedding of new technologies: Psychotropic drugs in the 20th century. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 19(2), 145-165. DOI: 10.1080/09537320601168052. Publication link: 46406ac2-4088-4de0-8813-ecd182bf13dd



  • Geels, F. W. (2005). The dynamics of transitions in socio-technical systems: A multi-level analysis of the transition pathway from horse-drawn carriages to automobiles (1860-1930). Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 17(4), 445-476. DOI: 10.1080/09537320500357319. Publication link: 549783f1-1c74-4646-a5c0-5070cc24806a
  • Geels, F. W. (2005). Technological transitions and system innovations: A co-evolutionary and socio-technical analysis: A Co-evolutionary and Socio-Technical Analysis. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. Publication link: a7e63aec-b73d-4dc2-9443-a6b8eaa04437


  • P.S. Hofman, B. E., Elzen, B. E., & Geels, F. W. (2004). Sociotechnical scenarios as a new policy tool to explore system innovations: Co-evolution of technology and society in the electricity domain. Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 6(2), 344-360. DOI: 10.5172/impp.2004.6.2.344. Publication link: d89295ed-d5e7-49d4-8f23-7c9e0c07bcc6