Prof Frank Geels

Professor of System Innovation

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Publications

  1. 2019
  2. Published

    Understanding transition pathways by bridging modelling, transition and practice-based studies: Editorial introduction to the special issue

    Hof, A. F., van Vuuren, D. P., Berkhout, F. & Geels, F. W., 3 Jun 2019, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  3. Published

    An agenda for sustainability transitions research: State of the art and future directions

    Köhler, J., Geels, F. W., Kern, F., Markard, J., Wieczorek, A., Alkemade, F., Avelino, F., Bergek, A., Boons, F., Fünfschilling, L., Hess, D., Holtz, G., Hyysalo, S., Jenkins, K., Kivimaa, P., Martiskainen, M., McMeekin, A., Mühlemeier, M. S., Nykvist, B., Onsongo, E. & 9 others, Pel, B., Raven, R., Rohracher, H., Sandén, B., Schot, J., Sovacool, B., Turnheim, B., Welch, D. & Wells, P., 2019, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Socio-technical transitions to sustainability: a review of criticisms and elaborations of the Multi-Level Perspective

    Geels, F. W., 2019, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  9. 2018
  10. Published

    Low-carbon transition via system reconfiguration? A socio-technical whole system analysis of passenger mobility in Great Britain (1990–2016)

    Geels, F. W., Dec 2018, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 46, p. 86-102 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    The politics of accelerating low-carbon transitions: Towards a new research agenda

    Roberts, C., Geels, F. W., Lockwood, M., Newell, P., Schmitz, H., Turnheim, B. & Jordan, A., 1 Oct 2018, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 44, p. 304-311 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

  12. Published

    Reducing energy demand through low carbon innovation: A sociotechnical transitions perspective and thirteen research debates

    Geels, F., Schwanen, T., Sorrell, S., Jenkins, K. & Sovacool, B., Jun 2018, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 40, p. 23-35 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Disruption and low-carbon system transformation: Progress and new challenges in socio-technical transitions research and the Multi-Level Perspective

    Geels, F., Mar 2018, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 37, p. 224-231 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Aligning integrated assessment modelling with socio-technical transition insights: An application to low-carbon energy scenario analysis in Europe

    Van Sluisveld, M. A. E., Hof, A. F., Carrara, S., Geels, F. W., Nilsson, M., Rogge, K., Turnheim, B. & Van Vuuren, D. P., 2018, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Public Storylines in the British Transition from Rail to Road Transport (1896–2000): Discursive Struggles in the Multi-Level Perspective

    Roberts, C. & Geels, F. W., 2018, In : Science as Culture. 27, 4, p. 513-542 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Technological diffusion as a process of societal embedding: Lessons from historical automobile transitions for future electric mobility

    Kanger, L., Geels, F. W., Sovacool, B. & Schot, J., 2018, In : Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change

    Creutzig, F., Roy, J., Lamb, W. F., Azevedo, I. M. L., Bruine De Bruin, W., Dalkmann, H., Edelenbosch, O. Y., Geels, F. W., Grubler, A., Hepburn, C., Hertwich, E. G., Khosla, R., Mattauch, L., Minx, J. C., Ramakrishnan, A., Rao, N. D., Steinberger, J. K., Tavoni, M., Ürge-Vorsatz, D. & Weber, E. U., 2018, In : Nature Climate Change. 8, 4, p. 268-271 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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    Transformative policy mixes in socio-technical scenarios: The case of the low-carbon transition of the German electricity system (2010-2050)

    Rogge, K. S., Pfluger, B. & Geels, F., 2018, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. 2017
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    The socio-technical dynamics of low-carbon transitions

    Geels, F., Sovacool, B., Schwanen, T. & Sorrell, S., 15 Nov 2017, In : Joule. 1, 3, p. 463-479 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Sociotechnical transitions for deep decarbonization

    Geels, F., Sovacool, B., Schwanen, T. & Sorrell, S., 22 Sep 2017, In : Science. 357, 6357, p. 1242-1244 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Reconfiguring Urban Sustainability Transitions, Analysing Multiplicity

    Hodson, M., Geels, F. & Mcmeekin, A., 17 Feb 2017, In : Sustainability. 9, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Die Realisierung soziotechnischer Transitionspfade: Eine reformulierte Typologie und eine vergleichende Mehrebenenanalyse der deutschen und britischen CO2-Reduzierungspolitik im Stromsektor (1990-2014)

    Geels, F., Kern, F., Fuchs, G. & Mylan, J., 2017, Die Energiewende verstehen – orientieren – gestalten: Erkenntnisse aus der Helmholz-Allianz ENERGY-TRANS. Schippl, J., Grunwald, A. & Renn, O. (eds.). Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH und Co. KG, p. 53-112

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  26. Published

    Further reflections on the temporality of energy transitions: A response to critics

    Sovacool, B. K. & Geels, F., 2017, In : Energy Research & Social Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Ten challenges for computer models in transitions research: Commentary on Holtz et al.

    McDowall, W. & Geels, F. W., 2017, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 22, p. 41-49 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. 2016
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    Bridging analytical approaches for low-carbon transitions

    Geels, F., Berkhout, F. & Van Vuuren, D., 9 May 2016, In : Nature Climate Change. 6, 6, p. 576-583 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    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)

    Geels, F. W., Kern, F., Fuchs, G., Hinderer, N., Kungl, G., Mylan, J., Neukirch, M. & Wassermann, S., 11 Feb 2016, In : Research Policy. 45, 4, p. 896-913 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. 2015
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    Evaluating sustainability transitions pathways: bridging analytical approaches to address governance challenges

    Bruno, T., Frans, B., Geels, F., Andries, H., Mcmeekin, A., Bjorn, N. & Detlef, V. V., Nov 2015, In : Global Environmental Change. 35, p. 239-253 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Eco-innovation and retailers in milk, beef and bread chains: Enriching environmental supply chain management with insights from innovation studies

    Mylan, J., Geels, F., Gee, S., Mcmeekin, A. & Foster, C., 2015, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 107, p. 20-30 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  38. 2014
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    Regime Resistance against Low-Carbon Transitions: Introducing Politics and Power into the Multi-Level Perspective

    Geels, F. W., 1 Sep 2014, In : Theory, Culture & Society: explorations in critical social science . 31, 5, p. 21-40 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  41. 2013
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    The impact of the financial-economic crisis on sustainability transitions: Financial investment, governance and public discourse

    Geels, F. W., Mar 2013, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 6, p. 67-95 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. 2012
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    A socio-technical analysis of low-carbon transitions: introducing the multi-level perspective into transport studies

    Geels, F. W., Sep 2012, In : Journal of Transport Geography. 24, p. 471-482 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Multi-dimensional struggles in the greening of industry: A dialectic issue lifecycle model and case study

    Penna, C. C. R. & Geels, F. W., Jul 2012, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 79, 6, p. 999-1020 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    Automobility in Transition? A Socio-Technical Analysis of Sustainable Transport

    Geels, F. W., Kemp, R., Dudley, G. & G. Lyons, G., 2012, New York: Routledge.

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

  49. 2011
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    Cultural legitimacy and framing struggles in innovation journeys: A cultural-performative perspective and a case study of Dutch nuclear energy (1945-1986)

    Geels, F. W. & Verhees, B., Jul 2011, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 78, 6, p. 910-930 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The multi-level perspective on sustainability transitions: Responses to seven criticisms

    Geels, F. W., Jun 2011, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 1, 1, p. 24-40 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Normative contestation in transitions 'in the making': Animal welfare concerns and system innovation in pig husbandry

    Elzen, B., Geels, F. W., Leeuwis, C. & Van Mierlo, B., Mar 2011, In : Research Policy. 40, 2, p. 263-275 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    System innovation through stepwise reconfiguration: The case of technological transitions in Dutch greenhouse horticulture (1930-1980)

    Berkers, E. & Geels, F. W., Mar 2011, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 23, 3, p. 227-247 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The Dynamics of Sustainable Innovation Journeys

    Geels, F. W., Hekkert, M. & Jacobsson, S., 2011, New York: Routledge.

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

  55. 2010
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    Exploring sustainability transitions in the electricity sector with socio-technical pathways

    Verbong, G. P. J. & Geels, F. W., Oct 2010, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 77, 8, p. 1214-1221 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Ontologies, socio-technical transitions (to sustainability), and the multi-level perspective

    Geels, F. W., May 2010, In : Research Policy. 39, 4, p. 495-510 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Socio-cognitive evolution in niche development: Comparative analysis of biogas development in Denmark and the Netherlands (1973-2004)

    Raven, R. P. J. M. & Geels, F. W., Feb 2010, In : Technovation. 30, 2, p. 87-99 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Transitions to Sustainable Development: New Directions in the Study of Long Term Transformative Change

    Grin, J., Rotmans, J., Schot, J., Geels, F. W. & Loorbach, D., 2010, New York: Routledge.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  60. 2009
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    Foundational ontologies and multi-paradigm analysis, applied to the socio-technical transition from mixed farming to intensive pig husbandry (1930-1980)

    Geels, F. W., Oct 2009, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 21, 7, p. 805-832 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  62. 2008
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    Multi-niche analysis of dynamics and policies in Dutch renewable energy innovation journeys (1970-2006): Hype-cycles, closed networks and technology-focused learning

    Verbong, G., Geels, F. W. & Raven, R., 2008, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 20, 5, p. 555-573 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Strategic niche management and sustainable innovation journeys: Theory, findings, research agenda, and policy

    Schot, J. & Geels, F. W., 2008, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 20, 5, p. 537-554 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The dynamics of sustainable innovation journeys

    Geels, F. W., Hekkert, M. P. & Jacobsson, S., 2008, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 20, 5, p. 521-536 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  66. 2007
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    Dynamics in socio-technical systems: Typology of change processes and contrasting case studies

    Geels, F. W. & Kemp, R., Nov 2007, In : Technology in Society. 29, 4, p. 441-455 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Feelings of discontent and the promise of middle range theory for STS: Examples from technology dynamics

    Geels, F. W., Nov 2007, In : Science Technology and Human Values. 32, 6, p. 627-651 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Analysing the breakthrough of rock 'n' roll (1930-1970) Multi-regime interaction and reconfiguration in the multi-level perspective

    Geels, F. W., Oct 2007, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 74, 8, p. 1411-1431 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Niches in evolutionary theories of technical change: A critical survey of the literature

    Schot, J. & Geels, F. W., Oct 2007, In : Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 17, 5, p. 605-622 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Comment on 'Techno therapy or nurtured niches?' by Hommels et al. [Res. Policy 36 (7) (2007)]

    Geels, F. W. & Schot, J., Sep 2007, In : Research Policy. 36, 7, p. 1100-1101 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Typology of sociotechnical transition pathways

    Geels, F. W. & Schot, J., Apr 2007, In : Research Policy. 36, 3, p. 399-417 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Cultural enthusiasm, resistance and the societal embedding of new technologies: Psychotropic drugs in the 20th century

    Geels, F. W., Pieters, T. & Snelders, S., Mar 2007, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 19, 2, p. 145-165 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Transformations of large technical systems: A multilevel analysis of the Dutch highway system (1950-2000)

    Geels, F. W., Mar 2007, In : Science Technology and Human Values. 32, 2, p. 123-149 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Socio-cognitive evolution and co-evolution in competing technical trajectories: Biogas development in Denmark (1970-2002)

    Geels, F. W. & Raven, R. P. J. M., Feb 2007, In : International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 14, 1, p. 63-77 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The ongoing energy transition: Lessons from a socio-technical, multi-level analysis of the Dutch electricity system (1960-2004)

    Verbong, G. & Geels, F., Feb 2007, In : Energy Policy. 35, 2, p. 1025-1037 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  77. 2006
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    The hygienic transition from cesspools to sewer systems (1840-1930): The dynamics of regime transformation

    Geels, F. W., Sep 2006, In : Research Policy. 35, 7, p. 1069-1082 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Non-linearity and expectations in niche-development trajectories: Ups and downs in Dutch biogas development (1973-2003)

    Geels, F. & Raven, R., Jul 2006, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 18, 3-4, p. 375-392 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Local and global dynamics in technological development: A socio-cognitive perspective on knowledge flows and lessons from reinforced concrete

    Geels, F. & Deuten, J. J., May 2006, In : Science and Public Policy. 33, 4, p. 265-275 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  83. 2005
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    The dynamics of transitions in socio-technical systems: A multi-level analysis of the transition pathway from horse-drawn carriages to automobiles (1860-1930)

    Geels, F. W., Dec 2005, In : Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 17, 4, p. 445-476 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Processes and patterns in transitions and system innovations: Refining the co-evolutionary multi-level perspective

    Geels, F. W., Jul 2005, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 72, 6, p. 681-696 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  88. 2004
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    Sociotechnical scenarios as a new policy tool to explore system innovations: Co-evolution of technology and society in the electricity domain

    P.S. Hofman, B. E., Elzen, B. E. & Geels, F. W., 2004, In : Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice. 6, 2, p. 344-360 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  91. Published

    System innovation and the transition to sustainability: Theory, Evidence and Policy

    Elzen, B., Geels, F. W. & Green, K., 2004, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 314 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

  92. 2002
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    Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: A multi-level perspective and a case-study

    Geels, F. W., 2002, In : Research Policy. 31, 8-9, p. 1257-1274 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  94. 2000
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    Failed technology futures: Pitfalls and lessons from a historical survey

    Geels, F. W. & Smit, W. A., 2000, In : Futures. 32, 9, p. 867-885 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle