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E-Mobility and Related Clean Technologies from an Empirical Corporate Finance Perspective

State of Economic Research, Sourcing Risks, and Capital Market Perception


Christian Babl

The book deals with the use of clean technologies and in particular of electronic mobility from the perspective of the empirical capital market. The author sheds light on the developments of economic research in the past 20 years, identifies research gaps and analyses them in detail if data is sufficient. Based on the example of rare earths, he presents the impact of future raw material shortages when using mobile electronic technologies and proposes possible solutions for all market players from a financial research perspective. In addition, the book presents a first assessment of the industry’s innovation development by means of the capital-market oriented evaluation of corporate cooperations in the field of electronic mobility.
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2. Relevant German economic literature - a bibliometric assessment


“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”


The goal of this chapter is to evaluate the latest developments of relevant academic German literature with the help of bibliometric methods. Therefore, the analysis is divided into two parts with different perspectives and scopes. The first part, in section 2.1, deals with the question of how environmental economics and business literature can be characterized as a field of research and what kind of publications have had the most impact. It is a rather abstract but complete view on a complex field of environmental economics research.

The second part deals with the question of whether clean technology-related applications have explicitly been addressed in literature. The methods need to be adopted here, as the question of academic impact plays a tangential role. Instead, rather sensitive methods are applied in order to detect all Cleantech-related literature. The analysis can be found in section 2.2.

2.1. Environmental economics and business literature: An impact analysis

Over the past 40 years, environmental economics as a field of research has become increasingly relevant. Allocation problems and costs associated with pollution, dwindling resources and climate change make instantaneously clear that environmental and ecological problems go hand in hand with economic issues and prosperity. Therefore, the combination of economic and environmental research issues have developed to a mature research area with a wide range of scientific publications media and individual...

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