This paper makes three contributions to the field of transition research. First, it sheds light on how the concept of translation can contribute to a better understanding of agency in niche development. Second, it articulates how the local-global distinction in the strategic niche management (SNM) approach relates to the levels in the multi-level perspective. Third, the article is empirically novel by presenting a radical sustainable innovation in Dutch water management ('New Rivers').

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Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Raven, R., Verbong, G., Schilpzand, W., & Witkamp, M. (2011). Translation mechanisms in socio-technical niches: A case study of Dutch river management. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 23(10), 1063–1078. doi:10.1080/09537325.2011.621305