Clash of titans : the challenges of socio-technical transitions in the electrical vehicles technologies – the case study of Thai automotive industry

Songthaveephol, V and Mohamad, MRA ORCID: 0000-0001-7172-1110 2018, 'Clash of titans : the challenges of socio-technical transitions in the electrical vehicles technologies – the case study of Thai automotive industry' , Technological Forecasting and Social Change . (In Press)

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Abstract

The automotive industry has been focusing on electric vehicles (EVs). This recent change means that there will a transformation in the automotive industry. This situation poses challenges since various actors must engage in this transition, for example, the government must invest in EV facilities, while carmakers and suppliers must also change their current technology. This study combines the strength of Global value chain (GVC) and National systems of innovation (NSI) using multi-level perspective (MLP) to create a framework that could reveal the interconnections between the actors of social settings and evaluate the sources both of innovation and socio-technical transitions by integrating both the national and international analysis together. The framework is used to point out the key players in the transition and investigate the effects of interactions between actors and to explore their effects on the transition in the Thai automotive industry towards EV. Our research highlights that the EV transition in Thailand is challenging as there seems to be low level of collaborations among key stakeholders. Finally, the Thai government should carefully analyze the EV situation before providing any policy support as EV seems to be only a small fraction.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0040-1625
Depositing User: Dr Mostafa Mohamad
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 16:04
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 03:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/48792

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