The evolution of the car-making industry

Tkatchenko, Rossen (2011) The evolution of the car-making industry. Vezetéstudomány - Budapest Management Review, 42 (4). pp. 38-45. DOI 10.14267/VEZTUD.2011.04.03

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Mass-production, cars, pollution – they all have long become well known and well connected phenomena of the modern life. Nowadays the people can also add to the list such items like awareness, scientific approach, long-term thinking, and environmental responsibility. They are surrounded by a multitude of consumer goods, most of which are produced in a scientific manner, and all of which will more sooner than later end up in the garbage. Cars are the most noticeable – both by size and by numbers – and also the most expensive of all the mass products in people’s view. For many of them they are a clear target for reprimand and regulation, and, as a result, the automotive industry is being increasingly brought under bureaucratic control, together with its whole supplier and distributor network. The author started writing this article in an attempt to place the above process under scrutiny, because it is his firm belief that similar measures, similar tough governmental control will inevitably spill over to other industries, which at the moment are producing more inconspicuous, but still polluting products. The present paper shows the relationship between car-making, supply chain management and the efforts of public administration to protect the environment – a connection with clear practical implications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:car industry, supply chain management, environmental protection
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute for Environmental Science > Department of Environmental Economics and Technology
Environmental economics
Logistics, production management
ID Code:775
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:24 Jul 2012 10:29
Last Modified:04 Mar 2021 12:56

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