Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Participative modelling of socio-technical transitions : why and how should we look beyond the case-specific energy transition challenge?
Authors: Ulli-Beer, Silvia
Kubli, Merla
Zapata Riveros, Juliana Victoria
Wurzinger, Michael
Musiolik, Jörg
Furrer, Bettina
et. al: Yes
DOI: 10.1002/sres.2470
Published in: Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Volume(Issue): 34
Issue: 4
Page(s): 469
Pages to: 488
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 1092-7026
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 333.79: Energy
Abstract: Participative modelling (PM) is a promising approach to mutual learning about causal mechanisms and dynamics in socio‐technical transitions. However, case‐specific PM initiatives often fail to generate insights that inform related cases. We address this methodical limitation in a case study on the Swiss energy transition. The central question is as follows: How can a PM workshop series be designed to create insights that go beyond the single socio‐technical transition case? Based on theorizing literature, we develop a process framework for generic PM based on system dynamics modelling and socio‐technical transition frameworks. The framework differentiates the steps in theorizing and explains how to integrate different levels of theorizing into the PM process. We illustrate how we applied the framework in our PM workshop series. Our experiences show that workshop participants employ various conceptual tools (e.g. socio‐technical frameworks or causal loop diagrams) to classify and clarify their own experience in general terms.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
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