Innovation in the European transport sector: a review

Condeço Melhorado, Ana M. and Wiesenthal, Tobias and Leduc, Guillaume (2015). Innovation in the European transport sector: a review. "Transport Policy", v. 42 (n. August); pp. 86-93. ISSN 0967-070X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.05.003.

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Title: Innovation in the European transport sector: a review
Author/s:
  • Condeço Melhorado, Ana M.
  • Wiesenthal, Tobias
  • Leduc, Guillaume
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transport Policy
Date: August 2015
ISSN: 0967-070X
Volume: 42
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: R&D; Transport innovation; Corporate research
Faculty: Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This article reviews innovation of the European transport industries. It combines a quantitative analysis of the R&D investment of manufacturers of transport equipment, transport service providers and the constructors of transport infrastructure for the years 2008 and 2011 with a qualitative assessment of their incentives to innovate. The latter takes into account sector-specific innovation systems, their distinct market environments and the products and services produced. The findings show that, although the transport sector as a whole is the largest industrial R&D investor in the EU, there are important differences in the level of innovation activities carried out by the highly heterogeneous sub-sectors. These differences seem to be of systemic nature: they are found consistently in the quantitative analysis and the theoretical considerations. The result is highly policy-relevant as it indicates that policies targeting innovation in transport need to take into account the specific innovation capacities of the various sub-sectors.

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Item ID: 43869
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43869/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43869
DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.05.003
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967070X15300111
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 May 2017 13:23
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 13:24
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