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User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions

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User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions. / Martiskainen, Mari; Schot, Johan; Sovacool, Benjamin K.

In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Vol. 39, 06.2021, p. 119-140.

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Martiskainen, M, Schot, J & Sovacool, BK 2021, 'User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, vol. 39, pp. 119-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.03.001

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Martiskainen, M., Schot, J., & Sovacool, B. K. (2021). User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 39, 119-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.03.001

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Martiskainen M, Schot J, Sovacool BK. 2021. User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 39:119-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.03.001

MLA

Martiskainen, Mari, Johan Schot, and Benjamin K. Sovacool. "User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions". Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 2021, 39. 119-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.03.001

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Martiskainen M, Schot J, Sovacool BK. User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 2021 Jun;39:119-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.03.001

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Martiskainen, Mari ; Schot, Johan ; Sovacool, Benjamin K. / User innovation, niche construction and regime destabilization in heat pump transitions. In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 2021 ; Vol. 39. pp. 119-140.

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