The Greening of the Automotive Industry

Hardcover | July 3, 2012

EditorGiuseppe Calabrese

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The automotive industry constitutes the backbone of the world's economy and employs the greatest share of the working population. It has been contributing to the growth of modern society by satisfying everyday mobility. However, it has been accused of 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; 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 behavior theories; institutional theoretical approaches; firm growth theories; smart grid paradigm; business model innovation; 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 program "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. The GERPISA was formed in 1992 and is made up of 400 members from 27 different countries.

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The automotive industry constitutes the backbone of the world's economy and employs the greatest share of the working population. It has been contributing to the growth of modern society by satisfying everyday mobility. However, it has been accused of affecting the environment and public health, and thus finding new methods of propulsi...

GIUSEPPE CALABRESE is Senior Researcher at CNR-CERIS and teaches managerial economics at the University of Turin, Italy. He is co-editor of the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management and a member of the International Steering Committee of GERPISA. His main areas of research are industrial organization, technolog...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023036909X

ISBN - 13:9780230369092

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Table of Contents

Contents

List of tables

List of figures

Foreword Bernard Jullien

Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

Presentation of the Book Giuseppe Calabrese

PART ONE: INNOVATION DESIGN FOR ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES

Innovation Design and Sustainable Development In the Automotive Industry Giuseppe Calabrese

Manufacturing Capability and Architecture of Green Vehicles Takahiro Fujimoto

Industrial Designers and Challenges of Sustainable Development Monique Vervaeke

Towards new R&D Processes for Sustainable Development in the Automotive Industry: Experiencing Innovative Design Maria Elmquist & Blanche Segrestin

PART TWO: TECHNOLOGICAL TRAJECTORIES IN ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES

Balancing a strong strategic intent and an experimental approach for electric vehicles Florence Charue-Duboc & Christophe Midler

'Sailing Ship Effects' in the Global Automotive Industry? The Competition between 'New' and 'Old' Technologies in the Race for Sustainable Solutions Dedy Sushandoyo, Thomas Magnusson & Christian Berggren

Firm Perspectives on Hydrogen Marc Dijk & Carlos Montalvo

CNG Cars: The Sustainable Motorization is Within Reach Giuseppe Volpato & Andrea Stocchetti

Institutional, Technological and Commercial Innovations in the Brazilian Ethanol and Automotive Industry Marcos Amatucci & Eduardo Eugênio Spers

New Forms of Vehicle Maker-Supplier Interdependence? The Case of Electric Machine Development for Heavy Hybrid Vehicles Dedy Sushandoyo, Thomas Magnusson & Christian Berggren

PART THREE: SURROUNDING CONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES


Electric Vehicles and Power Grids: Challenges and Opportunities Elena Ragazzi, Ettore Bompard & Alberto Tenconi

Agreements and Joint-Ventures in the Electric Vehicle Industry Giampaolo Vitali

Business Model Innovation and the Development of the Electric Vehicle Industry in China Hua Wang & Chris Kimble

Urban Mobility as the product of a Systemic Change and the Greening of Automotive Industry Francesco Garibaldo

Forecasting Framework for Evaluating Alternative Vehicles by Analytic Hierarchy Process Model and Scenarios T ugrul Unsal Daim & Jubin Dilip Upadhyay

Consumer Attitudes Towards Alternative Vehicles Marc Dijk, Jorrit Nijhuis & Reinhard Madlener

The Second Automotive Revolution Is Underway. The Scenarios in Confrontation Michel Freyssenet

Appendix: the GERPISA International Network