Corporate Social Responsibility and Knowledge Management Implications in Sustainable Vehicle Innovation and Development
2008 (English)In: INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN BUSINESS GLOBALIZATION: THEORY & PRACTICE / [ed] Soliman KS, NORRISTOWN: INT BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOC-IBIMA , 2008, 1446-1452 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Recently, due to the ever-increasing concern regarding the environment, the automotive industry has experienced a significant technological competition in the power-train. Focusing on how Corporate Social Responsibility issues can affect product innovation in a mature industry, this paper studies different technology strategies in sustainable vehicle development. In this regard, after a comprehensive literature review, by carrying out a patent analysis in Europe, the study exemplifies how typical technological knowledge could be managed to enhance innovation strategies. The study reveals that hybrid and fuel-cell technologies have gained prominent attention in the past two decades and seem to be the least risky approaches of alternative technology vehicles in the foreseeable future. Also, the study shows that the Japanese carmakers, who have had a clear commitment to sustainable management, have been the pioneers in this field. Moreover, the paper has some strategic science-to-market tran. fer implications as well which could serve (is the cornerstones of sustainable competitive advantage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NORRISTOWN: INT BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOC-IBIMA , 2008. 1446-1452 p.
Product innovation, Sustainable vehicle development, Innovation management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Knowledge management, Patent analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30412ISI: 000270977900193ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84896264702ISBN: 978-0-9753393-9-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-30412DiVA: diva2:400988
10th International-Business-Information-Management-Association Conference, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, JUN 30-JUL 01, 2008
QC 201103012011-03-012011-02-242011-03-01Bibliographically approved