Keywords: technology diffusion, environmental technologies, technology system, the Turkish fertiliser industry, institutional infrastructure
The diffusion of environmental technologies: the case of the Turkish fertiliser industry
This paper aims to analyse the diffusion of environmental technologies. By studying the Turkish fertiliser industry as a case, we exemplify how a system is built around environmental technology applications and what factors are active in its diffusion. Our results show that regulations and public pressures are the main determinants in the diffusion of environmental technologies, indicating the importance of the institutional infrastructure, namely the interplay among firms, governmental and nongovernmental organisations.