Prof. dr. Bernhard Truffer

Prof. dr. Bernhard Truffer

Professor
Dynamics of Innovation Systems
b.truffer@uu.nl

Highlighted publications

Markard, J., & Truffer, B. (2008). Technological innovation systems and the multi-level perspective: Towards an integrated framework. Research Policy, 37(4), 596-615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2008.01.004
Dewald, U., & Truffer, B. (2012). The Local Sources of Market Formation: Explaining Regional Growth Differentials in German Photovoltaic Markets. European Planning Studies, 20(3), 397-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.651803
Markard, J., Raven, R., & Truffer, B. (2012). Sustainability transitions: An emerging field of research and its prospects. Research Policy, 41(6), 955-967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.02.013
Binz, C., Truffer, B., & Coenen, L. (2014). Why space matters in technological innovation systems - Mapping global knowledge dynamics of membrane bioreactor technology. Research Policy, 43(1), 138-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.002
Coenen, L., Benneworth, P., & Truffer, B. (2012). Toward a spatial perspective on sustainability transitions. Research Policy, 41(6), 968-979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.02.014
Truffer, B., & Coenen, L. (2012). Environmental Innovation and Sustainability Transitions in Regional Studies. Regional Studies, 46(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2012.646164
Truffer, B., Murphy, J. T., & Raven, R. (2015). The geography of sustainability transitions contours of an emerging theme. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 17, 63-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.004
Binz, C., Harris-Lovett, S., Kiparsky, M., Sedlak, D. L., & Truffer, B. (2016). The thorny road to technology legitimation - Institutional work for potable water reuse in California. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 249-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.005
Fuenfschilling, L., & Truffer, B. (2014). The structuration of socio-technical regimes - Conceptual foundations from institutional theory. Research Policy, 43(4), 772-791. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.010
Bergek, A., Hekkert, M., Jacobsson, S., Markard, J., Sandén, B., & Truffer, B. (2015). Technological innovation systems in contexts: Conceptualizing contextual structures and interaction dynamics. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 16, 51-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.003
Fuenfschilling, L., & Truffer, B. (2016). The interplay of institutions, actors and technologies in socio-technical systems - An analysis of transformations in the Australian urban water sector. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 298-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.11.023
Truffer, B. (2008). Society, technology, and region: Contributions from the social study of technology to economic geography. Environment and Planning A, 40(4), 966-985. https://doi.org/10.1068/a39170

Publications

2023

Scholarly publications

Wainaina, G. K., Truffer, B., Lüthi, C., & Mang’ira, P. K. (2023). The lack of organizational learning in slum upgrading success: the case of the Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Programme 2011–2020. Environment and Urbanization. https://doi.org/10.1177/09562478231175041
Wainaina, G. K., Truffer, B., & Murphy, J. T. (2023). Structural tensions limiting success of infrastructure upgrading: A multi-regime perspective. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 48, Article 100747. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2023.100747
Yap, X-S., Heiberg, J., Truffer, B., David, E., & Kneib, J-P. (2023). The emerging global socio-technical regime for tackling space debris: A discourse network analysis. Acta Astronautica, 207, 445-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2023.01.016

2022

Scholarly publications

Miörner, J., Truffer, B., Binz, C., Heiberg, J., & Yap, X-S. (2022). Guidebook for applying the Socio-Technical Configuration Analysis method. (pp. 1-19). (GEIST Working Paper ; Vol. 2022, No. 1). Geography of Innovation and Sustainability Transitions. https://geist-wp.com/guidebook-for-applying-the-socio-technical-configuration-analysis-method/
Hohmann, C., & Truffer, B. (2022). The infrastructure transition canvas: A tool for strategic urban infrastructure planning. Nature-Based Solutions, 2, 1-10. Article 100039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbsj.2022.100039
Wainaina, G. K., Truffer, B., & Lüthi, C. (2022). The role of institutional logics during participation in urban processes and projects: Insights from a comparative analysis of upgrading fifteen informal settlements in Kenya. Cities, 128, 1-12. Article 103799. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2022.103799
Yap, X. S., Truffer, B., Li, D., & Heimeriks, G. (2022). Towards transformative leapfrogging. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 44, 226-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2022.07.003
Yap, X-S., & Truffer, B. (2022). Contouring ‘earth-space sustainability’. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 44, 185-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2022.06.004
Heiberg, J., & Truffer, B. (2022). The emergence of a global innovation system – A case study from the urban water sector. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 43, 270-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2022.04.007
Schippl, J., Truffer, B., & Fleischer, T. (2022). Potential impacts of institutional dynamics on the development of automated vehicles: Towards sustainable mobility? Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 14, 1-11. Article 100587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2022.100587
Heiberg, J., & Truffer, B. (2022). Overcoming the harmony fallacy: How values shape the course of innovation systems. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 42, 411-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2022.01.012
Truffer, B., Rohracher, H., Kivimaa, P., Raven, R., Alkemade, F., Carvalho, L., & Feola, G. (2022). A perspective on the future of sustainability transitions research. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 42, 331-339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2022.01.006
Loos, A. V. D., Langeveld, R., Hekkert, M., Negro, S., & Truffer, B. (2022). Developing local industries and global value chains: The case of offshore wind. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 174, 1-15. Article 121248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121248
Heiberg, J., Truffer, B., & Binz, C. (2022). Assessing transitions through socio-technical configuration analysis – a methodological framework and a case study in the water sector. Research Policy, 51(1), 1-19. Article 104363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2021.104363
Yang, K., Schot, J., & Truffer, B. (2022). Shaping the directionality of sustainability transitions: the diverging development patterns of solar photovoltaics in two Chinese provinces. Regional Studies, 56(5), 751-769. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1903412

2021

Scholarly publications

van den Bergh, J., Kivimaa, P., Raven, R., Rohracher, H., & Truffer, B. (2021). Celebrating a decade of EIST: What's next for transition studies? Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 41, 18-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.11.001
Cherunya, P. C., Truffer, B., Samuel, E. M., & Lüthi, C. (2021). The challenges of livelihoods reconstruction in the context of informal settlement upgrading. Environment and Planning A, 53(1), 168-190. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X20926514

2020

Scholarly publications

Heiberg, J., Binz, C., & Truffer, B. (2020). Assessing transitions through socio-technical network analysis – a methodological framework and a case study from the water sector. Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG). https://ideas.repec.org/p/egu/wpaper/2035.html
Binz, C., & Truffer, B. (2020). The Governance of Global Innovation Systems: Putting Knowledge in Context. In J. Glückler, G. Herrigel, & M. Handke (Eds.), Knowledge and Space (pp. 397-414). (Knowledge and Space; Vol. 15). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47150-7_17
Heiberg, J., Binz, C., & Truffer, B. (2020). The Geography of Technology Legitimation: How Multiscalar Institutional Dynamics Matter for Path Creation in Emerging Industries. Economic Geography, 96(5), 470-498. https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2020.1842189
Schippl, J., & Truffer, B. (2020). Directionality of transitions in space: Diverging trajectories of electric mobility and autonomous driving in urban and rural settlement structures. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 37, 345-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2020.10.007
Heiberg, J., Truffer, B., & Binz, C. (2020). Assessing transitions through socio-technical network analysis: a methodological framework and a case study from the water sector. Paper presented at The 11th International Sustainability Transition conference (IST).
van Welie, M. J., & Truffer, B. (2020). A Systemic Perspective on the Global Sanitation Challenge: Insights from Sociotechnical Dynamics in Nairobi's Informal Settlements. In A. A. Adenle, M. R. Chertow, E. H. M. Moors, & D. J. Pannell (Eds.), Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment and Energy (pp. 325-343). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190949501.003.0016
Yang, K., Schot, J. W., & Truffer, B. (2020). Shaping the directionality of sustainability transitions: The diverging development pathways of solar PV in two Chinese provinces. Paper presented at The 11th International Sustainability Transition conference (IST).
Hohmann, C., & Truffer, B. (2020). The Innovation System Canvas as a methodological approach to support the setup and diffusion of TIS experiments:  . Paper presented at The 11th International Sustainability Transition conference (IST).
van der Loos, H. Z. A., Langeveld, R., Truffer, B., & Hekkert, M. P. (2020). Global value chains and local content regulations: supplier selection and the development of national industries for the global offshore wind market. Paper presented at The 11th International Sustainability Transition conference (IST).
Kiambuthi Wainaina, G., Lüthi, C., & Truffer, B. (2020). Effects of conflicting rationalities during informal settlement upgrading processes on outcomes: A transitions perspective. Paper presented at The 11th International Sustainability Transition conference (IST).
Hoffmann, S., Feldmann, U., Bach, P. M., Binz, C., Farrelly, M., Frantzeskaki, N., Hiessl, H., Inauen, J., Larsen, T. A., Lienert, J., Londong, J., Lüthi, C., Maurer, M., Mitchell, C., Morgenroth, E., Nelson, K. L., Scholten, L., Truffer, B., & Udert, K. M. (2020). A research agenda for the future of urban water management: Exploring the potential of non-grid, small-grid, and hybrid solutions. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(9), 5312-5322. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b05222
van Welie, M. J., Boon, W. P. C., & Truffer, B. (2020). Innovation system formation in international development cooperation: The role of intermediaries in urban sanitation. Science and Public Policy, 47(3), 333-347. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scaa015
Binz, C., Coenen, L., Murphy, J. T., & Truffer, B. (2020). Geographies of transition—From topical concerns to theoretical engagement: A commentary on the transitions research agenda. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 34, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.11.002

2019

Scholarly publications

Worch, H., Kabinga, M., Eberhard, A., Markard, J., & Truffer, B. (2019). Why the Lights Went Out: A Capability Perspective on the Unintended Consequences of Sector Reform Processes. In N. Gil, A. Stafford, & I. Musonda (Eds.), Duality by design: the global race to build Africa's infrastructure (pp. 33-68). (Duality by Design). Cambridge University Press [etc.]. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108562492.003
van Welie, M. J., Truffer, B., & Yap, X. S. (2019). Towards sustainable urban basic services in low-income countries: A Technological Innovation System analysis of sanitation value chains in Nairobi. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 33, 196-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.06.002
Yap, X. S., Truffer, B., Li, D., & Heimeriks, G. J. (2019). From knowledge based catching-up to leading the development of new socio-technical systems: China's changing positions in the global solar pv industry. Paper presented at EU-SPRI 2019 Conference, Rome, Italy.
van Welie, M. J., Truffer, B., & Gebauer, H. (2019). Innovation challenges of utilities in informal settlements: Combining a capabilities and regime perspective. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 33, 84-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.03.006
Meelen, T., Truffer, B., & Schwanen, T. (2019). Virtual user communities contributing to upscaling innovations in transitions: The case of electric vehicles. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 31, 96-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.01.002
Yap, X. S., & Truffer, B. (2019). Shaping selection environments for industrial catch-up and sustainability transitions: A systemic perspective on endogenizing windows of opportunity. Research Policy, 48(4), 1030-1047. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.10.002

2018

Scholarly publications

Rothenberger, D., & Truffer, B. (2018). Private-sector participation in water and sanitation reviewed: Insights from new institutional economics. In J. Chenoweth, & J. Bird (Eds.), The Business of Water and Sustainable Development (pp. 82-98). Taylor and Francis Inc..
Turnheim, B., Wesseling, J., Truffer, B., Rohracher, H., Carvalho, L., & Binder, C. (2018). Challenges Ahead: Understanding, Assessing, Anticipating and Governing Foreseeable Societal Tensions to Support Accelerated Low-Carbon Transitions in Europe. In C. Foulds, & R. Robison (Eds.), Advancing Energy Policy: Lessons on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (pp. 145-161). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99097-2_10
van Welie, M. J., Cherunya, P. C., Truffer, B., & Murphy, J. T. (2018). Analysing transition pathways in developing cities: The case of Nairobi's splintered sanitation regime. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 137, 259-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2018.07.059
Eggimann, S., Truffer, B., Feldmann, U., & Maurer, M. (2018). Screening European market potentials for small modular wastewater treatment systems – an inroad to sustainability transitions in urban water management? Land Use Policy, 78, 711-725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.07.031

Other output

Heiberg, J., & Truffer, B. (2018). Operationalising system resource mobilization in Global Innovation Systems. Paper presented at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Schippl, J., & Truffer, B. (2018). Spatial patterns of transitions in the mobility sector: applying the concept of service regimes and sectoral regimes to anticipate changes in urban and rural transport systems. Paper presented at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Cherunya, P., Ahlborg, H., & Truffer, B. (2018). Anchoring innovations in oscillating domestic spaces: Why sanitation service offerings fail in informal settlements. Paper presented at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Truffer, B., Ahlborg, H., van Welie, M. J., Cherunya, P., Murphy, J. T., Lüthi, C., & Wymann von Dach, S. (2018). Sustainability Transitions in Heterogeneous Contexts: An integrated perspective on basic service innovation in informal settlements. Paper presented at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.
van Welie, M., & Truffer, B. (2018). Technological innovation system analysis of a value chain: Identifying synergies among urban on-site sanitation innovations. Paper presented at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Yap, X. S., Truffer, B., & Binz, C. (2018). Catching-up meets sustainability: contemplating latecomer strategic trade-offs when facing emerging windows of opportunity in clean technologies. Paper presented at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Markard, J., Bento, N., Binz, C., Musiolik, J., Truffer, B., & Hekkert, M. P. (2018). Recent advances in technological innovation systems research: Towards a new phase in transition studies. Paper presented at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.

2017

Scholarly publications

van Welie, M. J., Cherunya, P. C., Truffer, B., & Murphy, J. T. (2017). Mapping splintered regimes in developing cities: the case of sanitation in the squatter settlements of Nairobi. Paper presented at The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden.
Yap, X. S., & Truffer, B. (2017). Sustainability transitions and technological catch-up: Guidance of search as a strategic mechanism for leapfrogging. Paper presented at The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden.
Dewald, U., & Truffer, B. (2017). Market formation and innovation. In H. Bathelt, P. Cohendet, S. Henn, & L. Simon (Eds.), The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation (pp. 610-624). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781782548522.00049
Frodeman, R., Pohl, C., Truffer, B., & Hirsch-Hadorn, G. (2017). Addressing Wicked Problems through Transdisciplinary Research. In R. Frodeman (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity (2 ed.) Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198733522.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780198733522-e-26
Binz, C., & Truffer, B. (2017). Anchoring global networks in urban niches: How on-site water recycling emerged in three Chinese cities. In F. Frantzeskaki, D. Loorbach, L. Coenen, & V. Castán Broto (Eds.), Urban Sustainability Transitions (Vol. 5, pp. 23-36). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315228389
Binz, C., & Truffer, B. (2017). Global Innovation Systems—A conceptual framework for innovation dynamics in transnational contexts. Research Policy, 46(7), 1284-1298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2017.05.012
Truffer, B., Schippl, J., & Fleischer, T. (2017). Decentering technology in technology assessment: . Prospects for socio-technical transitions in electric mobility in Germany. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 122, 34-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.04.020
Weber, K. M., & Truffer, B. (2017). Moving innovation systems research to the next level: Towards an integrative agenda. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 33(1), 101-121. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/grx002
Boschma, R. A., Coenen, L., Frenken, K., & Truffer, B. (2017). Towards a theory of regional diversification: Combining insights from Evolutionary Economic Geography and Transition Studies. Regional Studies, 51(1), 31-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2016.1258460

Other output

Meelen, A. A. H., Truffer, B., & Schwanen, T. (2017). User involvement in the up-scaling of sustainable innovations: putting the virtual community in place. Paper presented at The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/396899/client_Id_KONGRESS_project_Id_17364.pdf?sequence=1

2016

Scholarly publications

Zinsstag, J., Perrig-Chiello, P., Paulsen, T., & Truffer, B. (2016). Exemplary transdisciplinary projects-swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research 2015. GAIA, 25(3), 182-184. https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.25.3.9
Markard, J., Wirth, S., & Truffer, B. (2016). Institutional dynamics and technology legitimacy - A framework and a case study on biogas technology. Research Policy, 45(1), 330-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2015.10.009
Larsen, T. A., Hoffmann, S., Lüthi, C., Truffer, B., & Maurer, M. (2016). Emerging solutions to the water challenges of an urbanizing world. Science, 352(6288), 928-933. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad8641
Eggimann, S., Truffer, B., & Maurer, M. (2016). Economies of density for on-site waste water treatment. Water Research, 101, 476-489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2016.06.011
Eggimann, S., Truffer, B., & Maurer, M. (2016). The cost of hybrid waste water systems: A systematic framework for specifying minimum cost-connection rates. Water Research, 103, 472-484. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2016.07.062
Binz, C., Truffer, B., & Coenen, L. (2016). Path Creation as a Process of Resource Alignment and Anchoring: Industry Formation for On-Site Water Recycling in Beijing. Economic Geography, 92(2), 172-200. https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2015.1103177
Truffer, B. (2016). The geography of sustainability transitions: Think/act, globally/locally. Utrecht University.
https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/333990/20160519_UU_Inaugural_lecture_Truffer.pdf?sequence=1
Binz, C., Harris-Lovett, S., Kiparsky, M., Sedlak, D. L., & Truffer, B. (2016). The thorny road to technology legitimation - Institutional work for potable water reuse in California. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 249-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.005
Fuenfschilling, L., & Truffer, B. (2016). The interplay of institutions, actors and technologies in socio-technical systems - An analysis of transformations in the Australian urban water sector. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 298-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.11.023
Lieberherr, E., Truffer, B., & Dominguez, D. (2016). Innovation and public management: Comparing dynamic capabilities in two swiss wastewater utilities. In M. Finger, & C. Jaag (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Network Industries (pp. 389-402). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315768984
Kiparsky, M., Thompson, B. H., Binz, C., Sedlak, D. L., Tummers, L., & Truffer, B. (2016). Barriers to innovation in urban wastewater utilities: attitudes of managers in California. Environmental Management, 57(6), 1204-1216. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-016-0685-3

Other output

Truffer, B., Binz, C., & Coenen, L. (2016). Global Innovation Systems – a conceptual framework for technological innovation in transnational contexts. Abstract from EU-SPRI conference 2016, Lund, Sweden.

2015

Scholarly publications

Truffer, B. (2015). Challenges for Technological Innovation Systems research: Introduction to a debate. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 16, 65-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2015.06.007
Truffer, B., Murphy, J. T., & Raven, R. (2015). The geography of sustainability transitions contours of an emerging theme. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 17, 63-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.004
Weichselgartner, J., & Truffer, B. (2015). From knowledge co-production to transdisciplinary research: Lessons from the quest to produce socially robust knowledge. In B. Werlen (Ed.), Global Sustainability: Cultural Perspectives and Challenges for Transdisciplinary Integrated Research (pp. 89-106). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16477-9_5
Eggimann, S., Truffer, B., & Maurer, M. (2015). To connect or not to connect? Modelling the optimal degree of centralisation for wastewater infrastructures. Water Research, 84, 218-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.07.004
Harris-Lovett, S. R., Binz, C., Sedlak, D. L., Kiparsky, M., & Truffer, B. (2015). Beyond User Acceptance: A Legitimacy Framework for Potable Water Reuse in California. Environmental Science and Technology, 49(13), 7552-7561. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b00504
Bergek, A., Hekkert, M., Jacobsson, S., Markard, J., Sandén, B., & Truffer, B. (2015). Technological innovation systems in contexts: Conceptualizing contextual structures and interaction dynamics. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 16, 51-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.003
Lieberherr, E., & Truffer, B. (2015). The impact of privatization on sustainability transitions: A comparative analysis of dynamic capabilities in three water utilities. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 15, 101-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2013.12.002

2014

Scholarly publications

Gebauer, H., Worch, H., & Truffer, B. (2014). Value innovations in electricity utilities. In L. Fuglsang, R. Rønning, & B. Enquist (Eds.), Framing Innovation in Public Service Sectors (pp. 86-111). Taylor and Francis Inc..
Zinsstag, J., Perrig-Chiello, P., Paulsen, T., & Truffer, B. (2014). Best practice in transdisciplinary research - Swiss td-award winners 2013. GAIA, 23(3), 253-255. https://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.23.3.9
Binz, C., Truffer, B., & Coenen, L. (2014). Why space matters in technological innovation systems - Mapping global knowledge dynamics of membrane bioreactor technology. Research Policy, 43(1), 138-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.002
Fuenfschilling, L., & Truffer, B. (2014). The structuration of socio-technical regimes - Conceptual foundations from institutional theory. Research Policy, 43(4), 772-791. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.010

2013

Scholarly publications

Worch, H., Truffer, B., Kabinga, M., Eberhard, A., & Markard, J. (2013). A capability perspective on performance deficiencies in utility firms. Utilities Policy, 25, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2012.12.001
Kiparsky, M., Sedlak, D. L., Thompson, B. H., & Truffer, B. (2013). The innovation deficit in urban water: The need for an integrated perspective on institutions, organizations, and technology. Environmental Engineering Science, 30(8), 395-408. https://doi.org/10.1089/ees.2012.0427
Wirth, S., Markard, J., Truffer, B., & Rohracher, H. (2013). Informal institutions matter: Professional culture and the development of biogas technology. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 8, 20-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2013.06.002
Li, L., Binz, C., Lu, Y., Truffer, B., & Shi, Y. (2013). Institutional trajectory for diffusing on-site wastewater treatment in urban China. Water Science and Technology, 68(5), 1180-1187. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2013.328
Treibich, T., Konrad, K., & Truffer, B. (2013). A dynamic view on interactions between academic spin-offs and their parent organizations. Technovation, 33(12), 450-462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2013.06.012

2012

Scholarly publications

Truffer, B., & Coenen, L. (2012). Environmental Innovation and Sustainability Transitions in Regional Studies. Regional Studies, 46(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2012.646164
Binz, C., Truffer, B., Li, L., Shi, Y., & Lu, Y. (2012). Conceptualizing leapfrogging with spatially coupled innovation systems: The case of onsite wastewater treatment in China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(1), 155-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.08.016
Gebauer, H., Worch, H., & Truffer, B. (2012). Absorptive capacity, learning processes and combinative capabilities as determinants of strategic innovation. European Management Journal, 30(1), 57-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2011.10.004
Dewald, U., & Truffer, B. (2012). The Local Sources of Market Formation: Explaining Regional Growth Differentials in German Photovoltaic Markets. European Planning Studies, 20(3), 397-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.651803
Gebauer, H., Truffer, B., Binz, C., & Störmer, E. (2012). Capability perspective on business network formation: Empirical evidence from the wastewater treatment industry. European Business Review, 24(2), 169-190. https://doi.org/10.1108/09555341211204026
Coenen, L., & Truffer, B. (2012). Places and Spaces of Sustainability Transitions: Geographical Contributions to an Emerging Research and Policy Field. European Planning Studies, 20(3), 367-374. Article 651802. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.651802
Konrad, K., Markard, J., Ruef, A., & Truffer, B. (2012). Strategic responses to fuel cell hype and disappointment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(6), 1084-1098. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.09.008
Markard, J., Raven, R., & Truffer, B. (2012). Sustainability transitions: An emerging field of research and its prospects. Research Policy, 41(6), 955-967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.02.013
Truffer, B. (2012). The need for a global perspective on sustainability transitions. Environmental Development, 3(1), 182-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2012.05.010
Coenen, L., Benneworth, P., & Truffer, B. (2012). Toward a spatial perspective on sustainability transitions. Research Policy, 41(6), 968-979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.02.014
Worch, H., Kabinga, M., Eberhard, A., & Truffer, B. (2012). Strategic renewal and the change of capabilities in utility firms. European Business Review, 24(5), 444-464. https://doi.org/10.1108/09555341211254526
Maurer, M., Bufardi, A., Tilley, E., Zurbrügg, C., & Truffer, B. (2012). A compatibility-based procedure designed to generate potential sanitation system alternatives. Journal of Environmental Management, 104, 51-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.03.023

2011

Scholarly publications

Dewald, U., & Truffer, B. (2011). Market formation in technological innovation systems-diffusion of photovoltaic applications in Germany. Industry and Innovation, 18(3), 285-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2011.561028
Van Den Bergh, J. C. J. M., Truffer, B., & Kallis, G. (2011). Environmental innovation and societal transitions: Introduction and overview. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 1(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2011.04.010
Dominguez, D., Truffer, B., & Gujer, W. (2011). Tackling uncertainties in infrastructure sectors through strategic planning: The contribution of discursive approaches in the urban water sector. Water Policy, 13(3), 299-316. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2010.109

2010

Scholarly publications

Truffer, B., Störmer, E., Maurer, M., & Ruef, A. (2010). Local strategic planning processes and sustainability transitions in infrastructure sectors. Environmental Policy and Governance, 20(4), 258-269. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.550

2009

Scholarly publications

Markard, J., Stadelmann, M., & Truffer, B. (2009). Prospective analysis of technological innovation systems: Identifying technological and organizational development options for biogas in Switzerland. Research Policy, 38(4), 655-667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2009.01.013
Störmer, E., Truffer, B., Dominguez, D., Gujer, W., Herlyn, A., Hiessl, H., Kastenholz, H., Klinke, A., Markard, J., Maurer, M., & Ruef, A. (2009). The exploratory analysis of trade-offs in strategic planning: Lessons from Regional Infrastructure Foresight. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 76(9), 1150-1162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2009.07.008
Dominguez, D., Worch, H., Markard, J., Truffer, B., & Gujer, W. (2009). Closing the capability gap: Strategic planning for the infrastructure sector. California Management Review, 51(2).

2008

Scholarly publications

Truffer, B. (2008). Society, technology, and region: Contributions from the social study of technology to economic geography. Environment and Planning A, 40(4), 966-985. https://doi.org/10.1068/a39170
Markard, J., & Truffer, B. (2008). Technological innovation systems and the multi-level perspective: Towards an integrated framework. Research Policy, 37(4), 596-615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2008.01.004
Konrad, K., Truffer, B., & Voß, J. P. (2008). Multi-regime dynamics in the analysis of sectoral transformation potentials: evidence from German utility sectors. Journal of Cleaner Production, 16(11), 1190-1202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.08.014
Markard, J., & Truffer, B. (2008). Actor-oriented analysis of innovation systems: Exploring micro-meso level linkages in the case of stationary fuel cells. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 20(4), 443-464. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537320802141429
Truffer, B., Voß, J. P., & Konrad, K. (2008). Mapping expectations for system transformations. Lessons from Sustainability Foresight in German utility sectors. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 75(9), 1360-1372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2008.04.001

2007

Scholarly publications

Reichert, P., Borsuk, M., Hostmann, M., Schweizer, S., Spörri, C., Tockner, K., & Truffer, B. (2007). Concepts of decision support for river rehabilitation. Environmental Modelling and Software, 22(2), 188-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2005.07.017
Truffer, B. (2007). Wissensintegration in Transdisziplinären Projekten Flexibles Rollenverständnis als Schlüsselkompetenz für das Schnittstellenmanagement. GAIA, 16(1), 41-45.

2006

Scholarly publications

Lienert, J., Monstadt, J., & Truffer, B. (2006). Future scenarios for a sustainable water sector: A case study from Switzerland. Environmental Science and Technology, 40(2), 436-442. https://doi.org/10.1021/es0514139
Markard, J., & Truffer, B. (2006). The promotional impacts of green power products on renewable energy sources: Direct and indirect eco-effects. Energy Policy, 34(3), 306-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2004.08.005
Markard, J., & Truffer, B. (2006). Innovation processes in large technical systems: Market liberalization as a driver for radical change? Research Policy, 35(5), 609-625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2006.02.008
Voß, J. P., Truffer, B., & Konrad, K. (2006). Sustainability foresight: Reflexive governance in the transformation of utility systems. In J-P. Voß, D. Bauknecht, & R. Kemp (Eds.), Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development (pp. 162-188). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Dominguez, D., Truffer, B., & Gujer, W. (2006). Driving forces in the long range development of wastewater treatment plants. In Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software"

2005

Scholarly publications

Chenoweth, J., Bird, J., Rothenberger, D., & Truffer, B. (2005). Private-sector participation in water and sanitation reviewed. In J. Chenoweth, & J. Bird (Eds.), The Business of Water and Sustainable Development (pp. 82-98). (The Business of Water and Sustainable Development). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351282680-7
Hoogma, R., Kemp, R., Schot, J., & Truffer, B. (2005). Experimenting for sustainable transport: The approach of strategic niche management. Taylor and Francis Inc. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203994061

2004

Scholarly publications

Markard, J., Truffer, B., & Imboden, D. M. (2004). The impacts of market liberalization on innovation processes in the electricity sector. Energy and Environment, 15(2), 201-214. https://doi.org/10.1260/095830504323153405
Bratrich, C., Truffer, B., Jorde, K., Markard, J., Meier, W., Peter, A., Schneider, M., & Wehrli, B. (2004). Green hydropower: A new assessment procedure for river management. River Research and Applications, 20(7), 865-882. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.788

2003

Scholarly publications

Truffer, B. (2003). User-led innovation processes: The development of professional car sharing by environmentally concerned citizens. Innovation, 16(2), 139-154. https://doi.org/10.1080/13511610304517
Rothenberger, D., & Truffer, B. (2003). The limits of production efficiency analysis: New Institutional economics and PSP contracts. Greener Management International, (42), 21-34.
Wüstenhagen, R., Markard, J., & Truffer, B. (2003). Diffusion of green power products in Switzerland. Energy Policy, 31(7), 621-632. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(02)00147-7
Truffer, B., Bratrich, C., Markard, J., Peter, A., Wüest, A., & Wehrli, B. (2003). Green hydropower: The contribution of aquatic science research to the promotion of sustainable electricity. Aquatic Sciences, 65(2), 99-110.

2002

Scholarly publications

Truffer, B., Metzner, A., & Hoogma, R. (2002). The coupling of viewing and doing: Strategic niche management and the electrification of individual transport. Greener Management International, (37), 111-124.

2001

Scholarly publications

Markard, J., Truffer, B., & Bratrich, C. (2001). Green marketing for hydropower. International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, 8(1), 81-86.
Truffer, B., Markard, J., Bratrich, C., & Wehrli, B. (2001). Green electricity from Alpine hydropower plants. Mountain Research and Development, 21(1), 19-24.
Truffer, B., Markard, J., & Wüstenhagen, R. (2001). Eco-labeling of electricity - Strategies and tradeoffs in the definition of environmental standards. Energy Policy, 29(11), 885-897. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(01)00020-9

1997

Scholarly publications

Truffer, B., & Dürrenberger, G. (1997). Outsider initiatives in the reconstruction of the car: The case of lightweight vehicle milieus in Switzerland. Science, technology & human values, 22(2), 207-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/016224399702200203

1993

Scholarly publications

Jaeger, C., Dürrenberger, G., Kastenholz, H., & Truffer, B. (1993). Determinants of environmental action with regard to climatic change. Climatic Change, 23(3), 193-211. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01091615