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The digital transformation in Germany's economy and society is in full swing. Not all of the indicators of Germany's technological performance show a pioneering role in digitization. The technological trends will therefore not remain without effects on the business models of companies operating in Germany.
This paper identifies key areas for leaders to keep the “German model” successful, from developing digitized business cases to future skill requirements and ways to foster entrepreneurship.
As a result of the European debt crisis, start-ups and established small and medium-sized companies have returned into focus for policy-makers in Brussels. They hope that SMEs create more jobs and growth. Despite this, the concerns of SMEs are still not at the heart of economic policy and regulation.
In this policy paper a classification for digital business models is developed, in order to analytically exploit the different scopes and consistently infer politico-economic need for action.
Structural change and economic growth
Between Economic Challenges and Stakeholder Interests
Could a cultural shift in favour of entrepreneurship lead to more innovative start-ups?
Sharing goods, services or knowledge is at the center of the so-called Sharing Economy. Businesses are usually based on online platforms that match demand and supply which is in many cases, but not...