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A rationale for public intervention in disruptive technological development: public policy tools as trust-enabling mechanisms.

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This paper discusses how actors engage in knowing, testing and developing a new technology option in a situation of uncertainty about its potentialities. We demonstrate that two kinds of trust-enabling mechanisms help actors cope with the uncertainty: promise-securing mechanisms and judgement-enabling mechanisms. Our central argument is that public policy tools can play the role of such trust-enabling mechanisms. By analysing the attempt to change the paradigm in the electronic industry based on Moore's law from a clock to a clockless design, we show that they enabled key stages to unfold: building a community of interest around a common language and conventions, fostering exploration in specific frameworks, and developing collaborative projects around demonstrators up until the determination of a standard and the setting-up of the infrastructures.

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hal-00914607 , version 1 (05-12-2013)

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Aurélie Delemarle. A rationale for public intervention in disruptive technological development: public policy tools as trust-enabling mechanisms.. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 2014, 26 (1), pp. 23-35. ⟨10.1080/09537325.2013.843659⟩. ⟨hal-00914607⟩
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