Sustainability adoption trend analysis

Simon Walter Miller, Paolo W. Pecorario, Lisa M. Ulan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The sustainability trend in the automotive market has been analyzed. A dataset of cars was elicited from select companies that have increased their market share in the United States automotive market over the past decade. In the first part, a linear regression model is developed to evaluate how the market share is influenced by key vehicle characteristics, and in particular, to evaluate the role of sustainability in that analysis. For the second part, game theory has been applied to see how market dynamics change in relation to sustainability moves of two competitors. The third part uses technology forecasting techniques to suggest which technology to invest. The results of the paper show that, in the long term, sustainability will be a significant factor in determining a company’s market share. Investing in manufacturing processes that reduce the cost of battery systems can support the competitiveness of hybrid vehicles but so too can investing in research and development to reduce the energy density gap between gasoline and batteries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings
EditorsVittal Prabhu, Marco Taisch, Dimitris Kiritsis
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642412622
StatePublished - 2013
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013 - State College, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2013Sep 12 2013

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


OtherIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityState College

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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