Technological Change and Regulation in the Car Industry
Philip Vergragt, Paul Nieuwenhuis, Peter Wells
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. 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.
Originally published in Greener Management International 47 (Autumn 2004): 5-11.