Title: Co-evolution of technology and policy regimes: the case of emissions control of motor vehicles in the EU

Authors: Yvette Tarniniau

Addresses: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P.O. 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract: This paper develops a theoretical framework based on ideas from technological and policy regimes theories, agenda formation, scientific community, and technical experts. It will focus, in particular, on the role of the technical experts. They are not only go-betweens within different industries but also within the business and the governmental world. These concepts provide tools for understanding the changing relationship between the car and oil industries regarding their emissions research. In particular, the role of the oil industry will be put much more in the forefront, since it plays an important role in co-defining the technology agenda of the car industry in the 1990s. The aim of this paper is to describe how the increased participation of technical experts within the car and oil industries and government can forge new alliances between the different actors involved.

Keywords: co-operative research programmes; vehicle emissions; European automobile industry; European oil industry; policy regime; technical experts; technological regime; emissions control; EU; European Union; automotive technology; vehicle design; air pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1996.061892

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1996 Vol.17 No.5/6, pp.681 - 697

Available online: 28 May 2014 *

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