THE AUTOMOBILE ROAD TO TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE: DIFFUSION OF THE AUTOMOBILE AS A PROCESS OF TECHNOLOGICAL SUBSTITUTION. IN: THE AUTOMOBILE

The paper analyzes the advancement of the motor vehicle and its production methods as a series of interlaced technological changes of production methods and vehicles. The analysis will show that these changes can be captured by logistic-substitution methods and that they have occurred with a high degree of regularity. Examples are provided of how new energy forms replaced their predecessors, because technological changes in the energy system constitute one of the first and most complete applications of logistic substitution analysis and because many events in the dynamics of energy substitution are related to technological changes in the transportation system. Because the United States has the oldest recorded history of development and expansion of the automobile, the examples of technological change in production methods and vehicles will be illustrated exclusively by the U.S. experience.

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    • Originally published in: Technological forecasting and Social Change, 1986, 29 (4), July, 309-40.
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    Edward Elgar Publishers

    William Pratt House, 9 Dewey Court
    Northampton, MA  United States  01060-3815
  • Authors:
    • Nakicenovic, N
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1840647973
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM