Welcome to PVMI

The Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation

PVMI’s network includes prominent scholars who have conducted interdisciplinary, often collaborative, research at universities around the world.

PVMI’s network includes prominent scholars who have conducted interdisciplinary, often collaborative, research at universities around the world.

The Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) is the largest and oldest international research consortium aimed at understanding the challenges facing the global automotive industry. In 2013, the program was integrated into the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Together we will focus the expertise and rigorous research methods of the PVMI global scholar network and the Mack Institute’s researchers on critical questions of mobility and the evolving automotive industry.

Please browse the various sections of our website to learn about PVMI, its future research agenda and upcoming events, as well as its history and accomplishments as the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP).

Contact us if you have any questions or if your organization would like to learn more about becoming a corporate partner.

PVMI director John Paul MacDuffie speaks at the 2013 PVMI Mack Institute Fall Conference.

PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie has been appointed to the advisory board of a new research center at the University of Venice. The Center for Automotive and Mobility Innovation (CAMI) is headed by Professor Francesco Zirpoli, a long-time member of the PVMI network. The center is supported by the EU and the Italian government and was formally approved by the Department of Management at Ca'Foscari in February 2013.