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Technological change and regulation in the car industry: Introduction

Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri, Vergragt, Philip J. and Wells, Peter Erskine 2004. Technological change and regulation in the car industry: Introduction. Greener Management International 47 , pp. 5-11.

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the choices we have made over the past 200 years about modes and technologies of transportation have brought us unprecedented global interaction and, in many respects, increased personal freedom. However, all this mobility has come at a cost to society, to the economy, and to the environment. The industry has largely ignored these challenges, and has continued to produce heavier cars and SUVs with more electrical gadgets and which consume more rather than less fuel. It is often not appreciated to what extent our modern culture is integrated with the car and its systems: we have literally built our world around the car in its current form, and this inevitably shapes the scope for constructing sustainable mobility. We therefore need to tackle any change to the current automobility paradigm on a very broad front and we need to be prepared for the possibly dramatic social and economic changes we may bring about by changing just some elements. This special issue of Greener Management International attempts to inform the broad and systemic change required in the wider concept of automobility by exploring the role of the regulator, in particular in the context of more recent co-operative and partnership approaches with private-sector stakeholders, particularly the automotive industry.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Additional Information: A special theme issue on Technological Change and Regulation in the Car Industry Edited by Paul Nieuwenhuis and Peter Wells, Cardiff University, UK; and Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute, USA
Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing
ISSN: 0966-9671
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Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:36

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