Die Zahl der Unternehmensgründungen in Deutschland ist in den letzten Jahren deutlich zurückgegangen. Die Gründe dafür sind schlechte staatlichen Rahmenbedingungen sowie eine schwach ausgeprägte Gründerkultur.
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.
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.
For several years now the number of listed companies in Germany and other industrialised countries such as the United Kingdom and the USA has been declining, with de-listings significantly outnumbering flotations.
In 2015 labour costs in western German manufacturing industry were 40.90 euros per employee-hour, putting the region sixth out of a total of 44 countries in the IW labour cost comparison. Its labour costs are almost a quarter higher than the average for highly industrialised nations.
Structural change and economic growth
Structural change is pervasive and affects economies worldwide – some for the worse, many for the better. In order to reap the benefits promised by structural change, many countries have tried to strengthen their service sectors. A new study presented by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) shows: They are playing their cards wrong.
Heading for Industry 4.0?
First Impressions from the IW Human Resources Panel
In 2014 labour costs per full-time employee in manufacturing industry increased in western and eastern Germany by 2.4 per cent and 4.1 per cent respectively, making cost dynamics in both parts of...
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