ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL STIMULI TO DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGY BY SUPPLIERS TO AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS. AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS

The role of suppliers to the auto industry in promoting innovation is explored. Thirty-two innovations are investigated, and information on their success/failure, area of impact, and key decision points is generated. Based on this data base, barriers and facilitators of the innovation process are identified. The most frequently mentioned barriers to innovation are: federal regulations, cost, technical reliability, market demand, and vehicle integrity impact. Identified as common facilitators are: federal laws, the incentive of solving a persistent problem, recognition of market potential, direct government R&D, and the technological capability of suppliers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rubenstein (A.H.) and Associates

    2348 Ridge Avenue
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rubenstein, A H
    • Ettlie, J E
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-78-22 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TS-13215
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM