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dc.contributor.authorNardon, Luciara
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:24:20Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:24:20Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/2438
dc.description.abstractComplex technologies develop within technological systems, which include, in addition to discrete technologies, organizations such as manufacturing firms and investment banks; scientific elements, such as teaching and research programs; and legislative elements, such as regulations. The tangible aspects of such technologies do not alone determine their end configuration or success; rather, social and cultural practices, expectations, and relationships influence the development of technologies just as technologies influence these factors. We argue that culture provides actors with logic principles with which to construct action, influencing the trajectory of the technological system development, in a reinforcing system of path dependency. We analyze the case of ethanol adoption in Brazil and find that Brazil’s adoption of an ethanol-fueled transportation system derives from a pattern of adaptation in response to salient issues. We argue that a unique characteristic of Brazilian culture, the Brazilian Jeitinho - a logic of action of adaptation - influenced the development of the Brazil’s ethanol-fueled transportation system.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPeople Management & Leadership
dc.titleBeyond a better mousetrap: a cultural analysis of the adoption of ethanol in Brazil
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-14T12:44:42Z
dc.source.issue18
dc.source.numberofpages30
vlerick.knowledgedomainPeople Management & Leadership
vlerick.supervisor
vlerick.typecommWorking paper
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentP&O
dc.identifier.vperid101871
dc.identifier.vpubid2741


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