Title: Managing end-of-life vehicle networks: a longitudinal case of the UK

Authors: Joe Miemczyk, Andrew Graves

Addresses: Audencia, Ecole De Management, Nantes, France. ' Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Bath School of Management, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

Abstract: This research outlines the development of end-of-life vehicle network management in the UK from the early 1990s to mid-2006. The paper critically appraises the developments over a decade-and-a-half from the development of a voluntary scheme to a legislated regime for recovering end-of-life vehicles with the goal of reducing landfill waste. The research assesses the management implications (economic implications and industrial responses) of a voluntary vs. legislated approach, with regard to legitimacy and competitiveness drivers within vehicle manufacturers and service providers (vehicle dismantlers).

Keywords: end-of-life vehicles; ELVs; strategy; case study; UK; United Kingdom; ELV networks; vehicle recovery; voluntary approach; legislation approach; management; automotive recycling; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2007.017066

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.7 No.4, pp.356 - 370

Available online: 06 Feb 2008 *

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