Future Mobility Challenges for Established Car Manufacturers

A Systematic Literature Review

  • Ramin Sh. Amiri Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Irina Saur-Amaral Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração (ISCA), Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal & NECE – UBI, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Margarida Coelho University of Aveiro, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation, Aveiro, Portugal & LASI - Associate Laboratory on Intelligent Systems, Guimarães, Portugal,


This paper provides a view on the “state of the art” of the business of automotive companies in context of the future mobility. By performing a systematic literature review, a comprehensive corpus of 981 articles pertaining to the subject matter was obtained from ISI Web of Science. We use Endnote and NVivo to support our research. The top journal in terms of number of publications is International Journal of Operations & Production Management, followed by International Journal of Technology Management, Supply Chain Management – an International Journal, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence and Journal of Product Innovation Management. The number of articles published along the analysed period has increased, indicating an increased interest in the topic. In terms of qualitative analysis on the abstracts, we identified different knowledge areas in the automotive industry from a business perspective, namely business transformation, cooperation, manufacturing, finance, organizational development, and communication. Also, various strategies and practices are used by automotive companies to generate revenue and sustain their operations.