'Sailing ship effects' in the global automotive industry?: Competition between 'new' and 'old' technologies in the race for sustainable solutions
2012 (English)In: The greening of the automotive industry / [ed] Guiseppe Calabrese, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 103-123 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The automotive industry has a strong presence in the global economy and employs a significant proportion of the working population. It has contributed to the growth of modern society by satisfying everyday mobility. However, it has been accused of badly affecting the environment and public health, and thus finding new methods of propulsion for automotives is currently a subject of intense debate. In this volume, the concept of sustainable development has been correlated with the main theoretical framework of production analysis and managerial economics, that is: manufacturing and architecture theories; the theory of comparative advantage of design-location; design driven and design-thinking theories; concepts-knowledge models; rule-based and innovative design regimes; path dependency theory; literature on breakthrough and disruptive innovations; studies on technology competition; reasoned action and planned behaviour theories; institutional theoretical approaches; firm growth theories; the smart grid paradigm; business model innovation; and definition of scenarios through analytic hierarchy process models and consumer framing.The Greening of the Automobile Industry is one of the products of the research programme 'Sustainable Development and Automotive Industry', run between 2007-2010 by GERPISA (the Permanent Group for the Study of and Research into the Automobile Industry and its Employees). GERPISA is a French-based international network of researchers in economics, management, history, and sociology, all studying the automotive industry. GERPISA was formed in 1992 and is made up of 400 members from 27 different countries. Since 2010 GERPISA has become a Groupement d'Interet Scientifique based at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 103-123 p.
Automobile industry and trade -- Environmental aspects, Automobile industry and trade -- Technological innovations.
Bilindustri -- miljöaspekter
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79939ISBN: 978-0-230-36909-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79939DiVA: diva2:544738