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Functional Restructuring in Manufacturing: Increasing Importance of Production-Related Services

There are fewer and fewer people employed in the German manufacturing sector. Between 1999 and 2013, the number of people working in the industry fell from 7.7 million to 7.3 million. However, not all areas have been equally affected by the decline, rather, there has been a functional restructuring within the industry: while fewer people are being employed in production, employment in many

13.08.2014
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Collusion through Joint R&D: An Empirical Assessment

This paper tests whether upstream R&D cooperation leads to downstream collusion. We show that a sufficient condition for identifying collusive behavior is a decline in the market share of RJV-participating firms. Using information from the U.S. National Cooperation Research Act, we estimate a market share equation correcting for the endogeneity of RJV participation and R&D expenditures. We find

In: The Review of Economics and Statistics 96 (2014), 2, S. 349-370 | Tomaso Duso, Lars-Hendrik Röller, Jo Seldeslachts
DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2012

German Manufacturing Withstands the Rise of Emerging Economies

Between 2000 and 2009, China became the second largest industrialized nation, while manufacturing industries in other emerging and many Eastern European countries also experienced very strong growth. However, Germany was largely able to maintain its share of global industrial output. In 2009, as in 2000, Germany's value added share represented around 6.5 percent. This shows that Germany as an

2012| Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
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Productivity Transitions in Large Mature Economies: France, Germany and the UK

In: Matilde Mas, Robert Stehrer (Eds.) , Industrial Productivity in Europe
S. 93-128
| Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig, Laurence Nayman, Mary O'Mahony
DIW Economic Bulletin 10 / 2012

Research-Based Companies Perform Better

The past ten years have seen an expansion in industrial research. There has been a significant increase in the number of research-based companies, as well as in employment in research and development, and in expenditure in this area. Growth has been observed predominantly in companies in less research-intensive sectors and in small and medium-sized enterprises. Consequently, over the last decade,

2012| Alexander Eickelpasch
Weekly Report 9 / 2011

Technology Neutral Public Support: An Important Pillar of East German Industrial Research

Industrial research in East Germany mostly takes place in small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and non-profit external industrial research institutions, whereas in West Germany industrial research mainly takes place in large companies. The German Federal government, along with Länder governments, subsidize industrial research in East Germany-within the framework of technology neutral public

2011| Heike Belitz, Alexander Eickelpasch, Anna Lejpras
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Downsizing in the German Chemical Manufacturing Industry during the 1990s

The German chemical manufacturing industry experienced major downsizing between 1992 and 2004, with the average size of firms shrinking by nearly half during this period. This study uses modern frontier efficiency analysis to investigate the determinants of this downsizing. Based on reliable census data, the results of this analysis suggest that firms were not primarily concerned with improving

In: Small Business Economics 34 (2010), 4, S. 413-431 | Oleg Badunenko
Weekly Report 16 / 2010

Mechanical Engineering: Medium-Sized Companies with Highest Savings Potential

The German mechanical engineering industry, dominated by medium-sized companies, is greatly successful - both on the domestic and on the international market. A first analysis conducted by DIW Berlin reveals that this success cannot be attributed to a better exploitation of potential efficiencies - mechanical engineering is about as efficient as other key sectors (for instance the chemical

2010| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere 949 / 2009

Inefficiency in the German Mechanical Engineering Sector

This paper aims to examine the relative efficiency of German engineering firms using a sample of roughly 23,000 observations between 1995 and 2004. As these firms had been successful in the examination period in terms of output- and export-growth, it is expected that a majority of firms is operating quite efficiently and that the density of efficiency scores is skewed to the left. Moreover, as the

2009| Alexander Schiersch
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