Im Süden Deutschlands fließt am meisten Geld in Forschung und Entwicklung - und das zahlt sich aus: Nirgendwo werden mehr Patente angemeldet. Um forschende Unternehmen staatlich zu fördern, sollten sie steuerlich entlastet werden.
Trends like power train electrification and autonomous driving are causing a major structural change in vehicle manufacturing. This study will analyse to what extent German vehicle manu-facturers are ready to cope with these challenges.
In Germany, there is a close link between R & D expenditures and employment of STEM graduates to successful patent applications. This chain of effects can be shown to exist both at the federal and regional level. Furthermore, virtually every indicator of innovation-related power exhibits a considerable southnorth, west-east, and urban-rural divide.
Start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs are drivers of economic growth in regions and nations. But European regions show a rather low number of successful high growth start-ups compared to the United States. A contribution by Economist Klaus-Heiner Röhl on the Blog of the International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (INSME).
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?
First Impressions from the IW Human Resources Panel
The internet profoundly changes business models and markets. Competition policy, however, has hardly changed. The German Monopolies Commission, an expert committee advising the German government and legislature on competition policy-making, now recommends adjusting the existing regulation. The question is: Is that even doable?
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