Market intermediation and its embeddeness – Lessons from the Finnish energy transition

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorHyysalo, Sampsa
dc.contributor.authorHeiskanen, Eva
dc.contributor.authorLukkarinen, Jani
dc.contributor.authorMatschoss, Kaisa
dc.contributor.authorJalas, Mikko
dc.contributor.authorKivimaa, Paula
dc.contributor.authorJuntunen, Jouni K.
dc.contributor.authorMoilanen, Fanni
dc.contributor.authorMurto, Pekka
dc.contributor.authorPrimmer, Eeva
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Design
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Helsinki
dc.contributor.departmentFinnish Environment Institute
dc.contributor.departmentSustainability in Business
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Vaasa
dc.description.abstractEnergy transitions are in many respects past the early exploration stages and moving towards the urgently needed mass market take-up. We examine the Finnish energy transition regarding how solutions – heat-pumps, deep retrofits and new district-wide solutions – that have demonstrated economic benefits and reasonable payback times have faced slow uptake and slow market development. We focus on the difficulties that suppliers and adopters face in establishing the value and singularization of goods when adopters need to act as calculative agents in the market. When the intermediation processes needed for market development do not cover the all the needed aspects, these market difficulties can persist until late in the transition process. We further elaborate how the intermediation takes place in ecologies of actors that become complex once the complexity of goods grows and the intermediation becomes tied to formalized arenas such as those found in urban development. Periodic assessment of the effectiveness of markets and ecologies of intermediation can inform policy interventions on market development.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationHyysalo , S , Heiskanen , E , Lukkarinen , J , Matschoss , K , Jalas , M , Kivimaa , P , Juntunen , J K , Moilanen , F , Murto , P & Primmer , E 2022 , ' Market intermediation and its embeddeness – Lessons from the Finnish energy transition ' , Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions , vol. 42 , pp. 184-200 .
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dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnvironmental Innovation and Societal Transitionsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 42en
dc.titleMarket intermediation and its embeddeness – Lessons from the Finnish energy transitionen
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