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Future Potentials and Strategies of non-research-intensive Industries in Germany – Impacts on Competitiveness and Employment. Summary

Som, Oliver; Kinkel, Steffen; Kirner, Eva; Buschak, Daniela; Frietsch, Rainer; Jäger, Angela; Neuhäusler, Peter; Nusser, Michael; Wydra, Sven


Non-research-intensive industries and businesses have played a comparatively minor role in the economic and innovation policy debate so far. Due to the strong focus of the political discussion on research-intensive sectors, the potential of non-research-intensive industries and businesses for Germany as a business location was usually not attributed any particular significance in the past. Based on growth theory considerations, intensive research and development (R&D) was usually associated with higher economic growth and greater international competitiveness.
This report focuses on non-research-intensive sectors and companies and addresses the question of what direct and, above all, indirect contributions these sectors make to Germany's international competitiveness and what future potential results from this. It examines the competitive and innovation strategies pursued by research-intensive companies and the extent to which current economic developments create pressure for change that could affect the market position and survival of research-intensive companies in the future. Furthermore, the question is addressed as to which developments are foreseeable with regard to competitiveness and thus with regard to employment opportunities in non-research-intensive industries. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137684
Veröffentlicht am 19.10.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 10.2010
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137684
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 12 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 140
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Schlagwörter Operational research; Technology assessment; Employment; Industry; Innovation; National economy; Competition; Economic growth
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