© 2012

The Greening of the Automotive Industry

  • Giuseppe Calabrese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Giuseppe Calabrese
      Pages 1-10
  3. Innovative Design for Alternative Vehicles

  4. Technological Trajectories in Alternative Vehicles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Marc Dijk, Carlos Montalvo
      Pages 124-139
    3. Andrea Stocchetti, Giuseppe Volpato
      Pages 140-163
  5. Surrounding Conditions for the Development of Alternative Vehicles

About this book


An examination of the greening of the automotive industry by the path dependence of countries and carmakers' trajectories. Three sources of path dependency can be detected: business models, consumer attitudes, and policy regulations. The automobile is changing and the race towards alternative driving systems has started!


Automotive Industry China competition development innovation regulation research sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Calabrese
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR-CerisMoncalieriItaly

About the editors

GIUSEPPE CALABRESE 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 organisation, technological innovation, industrial policy and the automotive industry.

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