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Innovation in the Automotive Sector - Revealing and Comparing Innovative Performance of Major Car Manufacturers in the Years 2000 – 2015.

Pochhammer, Vincent LU (2016) EKHM51 20161
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The automotive industry, a matured and vital global sector, is currently facing the biggest upheaval so far in the necessity to emancipate itself from fossil fuels. This moment before technical revolution is used for a detailed comparison of innovative performance of the sector in the last 15 years. With innovation being interpreted along the lines of technical progress in key variables, this thesis uses a technometric approach along the idea of trajectories of technological development to gather a comprehensive database, a descriptive and empirical set of data on innovation in the sector is shown, revealing the direction of technical change and the stable nature of innovation overall, but also surprising performances by the manufacturers.... (More)
The automotive industry, a matured and vital global sector, is currently facing the biggest upheaval so far in the necessity to emancipate itself from fossil fuels. This moment before technical revolution is used for a detailed comparison of innovative performance of the sector in the last 15 years. With innovation being interpreted along the lines of technical progress in key variables, this thesis uses a technometric approach along the idea of trajectories of technological development to gather a comprehensive database, a descriptive and empirical set of data on innovation in the sector is shown, revealing the direction of technical change and the stable nature of innovation overall, but also surprising performances by the manufacturers. Furthermore, the technometric approach and the focus on the manufacturers’ perspective of this descriptive study aims at closing a gap to previous research on innovation in the automotive sector, focussing on the public sector perspective and mechanisms to externally influence innovation. (Less)
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Pochhammer, Vincent LU
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EKHM51 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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innovation, automotive sector, technometric data
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English
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8892476
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  abstract     = {The automotive industry, a matured and vital global sector, is currently facing the biggest upheaval so far in the necessity to emancipate itself from fossil fuels. This moment before technical revolution is used for a detailed comparison of innovative performance of the sector in the last 15 years. With innovation being interpreted along the lines of technical progress in key variables, this thesis uses a technometric approach along the idea of trajectories of technological development to gather a comprehensive database, a descriptive and empirical set of data on innovation in the sector is shown, revealing the direction of technical change and the stable nature of innovation overall, but also surprising performances by the manufacturers. Furthermore, the technometric approach and the focus on the manufacturers’ perspective of this descriptive study aims at closing a gap to previous research on innovation in the automotive sector, focussing on the public sector perspective and mechanisms to externally influence innovation.},
  author       = {Pochhammer, Vincent},
  keyword      = {innovation,automotive sector,technometric data},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Innovation in the Automotive Sector - Revealing and Comparing Innovative Performance of Major Car Manufacturers in the Years 2000 – 2015.},
  year         = {2016},
}