Evolution of the complex nature of electrical vehicles
by Artemio Chávez; Arturo Lara
International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management (IJATM), Vol. 16, No. 4, 2016

Abstract: As part of the new institutional economics (Ostrom, 1990, 2005) and complex systems (Holland, 2006), we use network theory (Watts, 1999; Clauset et al., 2004) to describe the evolution of electric vehicle technology, which has grown from a relatively disconnected network to a hierarchically connected network in which the technological system is organised into subsystems by a simultaneous process of integration and modularisation (Baldwin and Clark, 1999). Methodologically, we show that analysis of technology classes by network theory is a suitable tool for analysing the evolution of the complex nature of electric vehicles.

Online publication date: Wed, 18-Jan-2017

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