Essays by IW scientists in external journals
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In the era of digitalisation, data has emerged as a highly valuable business resource. However, it is rarely treated as consistently and transparently as other business assets.
Even after two years of Brexit negotiations no deal between the EU and the UK has been settled. Today, the negotiation’s outcome seems as unpredictable as ever. This paper analyses twitter content as a proxy for the political and public debate with respect to Brexit.
Many parts of Europe are lagging behind the United States in the number of successful start-ups as most European regions are characterized by little entrepreneurial activity. Innovative start-ups aiming to become global companies are scarce, reducing the overall growth potential.
The increasing use of digital networking in complex industrial processes opens up new potential for more sustainability. This paper delivers the first empirical findings on the relevance of digitalisation for improving material efficiency in German industry based on a unique dataset including nearly 600 manufacturing firms.