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How to strategically position European SMEs as part of an electric vehicle technology value chain

Özel, Fatih Mehmet, Davies, Huw, Ernst, Christian Simon and Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri Francois 2014. How to strategically position European SMEs as part of an electric vehicle technology value chain. International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 6 (3) , pp. 227-254. 10.1504/IJEHV.2014.065728

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European policy aims for a clean transport sector for improving the competitiveness of the automotive industry. By supporting small and medium enterprise (SME) development, European Union (EU) can achieve both economic growth and emission reduction targets. It is expected that there will be changes in the established relationships within the automotive supply chain in moving from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs), and SMEs that are more capable of developing those technologies might have a role in the possible EV based automotive value chain re-shaping. The "European Network on Electric Vehicles and Transferring Expertise" (ENEVATE) partnership conducted a series of interviews with SMEs throughout North-West Europe to investigate support areas that SMEs need to have to play a role in this possible EV based automotive value chain re-shaping. It was found that SMEs needed more support for protecting technology, establishing relationships and funding investments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europe, financial instruments, small and medium–sized enterprises, electric vehicles, EVs, automotive supply chains, SME support, automotive SMEs, European Union, EU, automotive value chain, electric vehicle technology
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
ISSN: 1751-4088
Funders: Interreg IVb
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 01:41

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