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Innovation in Local Economies: Germany in Comparative Context

Colin Crouch and Helmut Voelzkow

Abstract

The study of varieties of capitalism is moving on from the analysis of static national types to embrace local and sectoral diversity and the study of systems in the process of major change. This book addresses the issue by examining four localised sectors, comparing a German case with one in another European country. The general changes taking place in Germany itself and the other countries (Hungary, Sweden, and the UK) form the context of the studies. The case studies concern the following: furniture making in North-Rhine Westphalia and southern Sweden; automotive manufacture in east Germany ... More

Keywords: varieties of capitalism, furniture making, automotive manufacture, biotechnology, TV, film-making, national model, institutional resources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199551170
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551170.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Crouch, editor
Professor of Governance and Public Management, University of Warwick Business School
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Helmut Voelzkow, editor
Professor for the International Comparison of Societies, University of Osnabrück