Research concept collection

Concept collection / Glossary

The following list includes terms, notions and concepts that shape my thinking, hence are relevant for my research. This list should be understood as evolutionary in the sense that it is continuously growing and revised. I attempt to include definitions and key (seminar) sources for the concepts. I like to share this list, because it might be also a valuable collection for colleagues.

  • Abundant resources
  • Anthropogenic climate change
  • Bounded rationality
  • Carbon footprint
  • Carrying capacity
  • Commodification / Commoditization / Generification
  • Commodity
  • Commons
  • Creative destruction
  • Cumulative innovation
  • Eco-efficiency
  • Emission trading scheme (ETS)
  • Endowment effect
  • Evolution
  • Evolutionary economics
  • Ecosystem
  • Eco-system services
  • Externalities
  • Governance
  • Green innovation (eco-innovation, ecological innovation)
  • Green economy
  • Greenhouse gase (GHG)
  • “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing…”
  • Green tech
  • Inclusive growth
  • Innovation behavior
  • Internalization of external effects
  • Intermediaries
  • Limits to growth (LtG)
  • Markets for technology (MfT)
  • Negative feedbacks
  • Patents
  • Path dependency
  • Payments for eco-system services
  • Polluter pays principle
  • Positive feedbacks
  • Process innovation
  • Product service system
  • Property rights theory
  • Public goods
  • Recycling
  • Resilience
  • Rebound effect
  • Renewable resources
  • Resource allocation
  • Scarcity
  • Service innovation
  • Spillover
  • Substitution
  • Sustainable development
  • “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987)
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Technology based firms (TbF)
  • Trajectory
  • Transition
  • Upcycling