Lea FuenfschillingResearcher

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology


  • Innovation Studies, institutional theory


Lea Fuenfschilling is a postdoctoral researcher at CIRCLE, Lund University as well as a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Lucerne. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Basel. Her dissertation is entitled „A dynamic model of socio-technical change. Institutions, actors and technology in interaction” and was published in 2014.

Her current research interests are centered around system innovations for grand societal challenges. Special attention is devoted to the interrelatedness and co-evolution of institutions, actors and technology in socio-technical systems. In her research, she particularly focuses on:

  • processes of institutionalization of new, potentially more sustainable socio-technical configurations (e.g. through experimentation)
  • the global (or rather multi-scalar) formation and influence of institutional rationalities, i.e. socio-technical regimes, on sustainability transitions
  • the governance of system innovation through transformative innovation policies

Recent research outputs

Lea Fuenfschilling & Christian Binz 2018 Feb 26 In : Research Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lea Fuenfschilling 2017 Jan 1 Urban Sustainability Transitions. Routledge/ Taylor and Francis Group, p. 148-155 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Lea Fünfschilling & Christian Binz 2017 (Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE; vol. 2017, no. 1)

Research output: Working paper

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