Technology innovation and governments - A case study analysis of electric vehicle industry in Shenzhen city, China

Peter Skjoldager Delfing Nielsen, Tobias Thuesen Pedersen & Oana Arseni

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The electric vehicle industry has experienced an important growth during the last few years, especially in China. This paper looks at how government policies support the development of electric vehicles using subsidies as a strategy to increase EV market uptake. The paper uncovers that the Chinese and local governments tend to keep domestic producers at an advantage in the domestic market. This is also the case in Shenzhen city where the local government is affecting EV development while advantaging local EV manufacturers such as BYD. Through a system analysis, it is seen that the policies are either directed at the international or national market in forms of restrictions. When looking at innovation, it can be seen that the government interventions are still dominant in the city of Shenzhen thus restricting market competitiveness, technology progress and limits the creation of innovative business models. It is noted that policy strategies are different depending on the local government political views and contexts, and some regions are more open to foreign producers and collaboration to further innovation such as the south-east China and city of Shenzhen however further progress is needed.

UddannelserVirksomhedsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2018
Antal sider45
VejledereMatias Thuen Jørgensen