Learning to make technology work - a study of learning in technology demonstration projects

Dorothy Sutherland Olsen, Per Dannemand Andersen

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    Abstract

    Building working demonstrations of new technologies within sustainable energy and transport has become an important activity in the move towards a more energy efficient society. The work involved in building these demonstrations is usually organised in a project with a variety of different participants, including users. The aim of the project is usually to test the technology and promote changes in users habits, while learning is frequently cited as the main outcome. In this paper we review existing studies of demonstration projects and try to gain an overview of the main aims and effects of these projects. We then discuss concepts of learning and develop an analytical framework for our study of demonstrations within sustainable energy and transport in Scandinavia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOLKC 2014 - International Conference on Organisational learning, Knowledge and Capabilities
    Number of pages12
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities 2014 - BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
    Duration: 22 Apr 201424 Apr 2014
    http://www.olkc2014.com/

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities 2014
    LocationBI Norwegian Business School
    CountryNorway
    CityOslo
    Period22/04/201424/04/2014
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    Keywords

    • Technology demonstration
    • Learning
    • Sustainability

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