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The Seven Secrets of Germany: Economic Resilience in an Era of Global Turbulence

David B. Audretsch and Erik E. Lehmann


At the turn of this century Germany was written off as “The Sick Man of Europe.” However, even as much of the developed world has struggled over the past decade, the German economy has proven remarkably robust. This book identifies seven fundamental features of Germany and its economic strategy that have enabled it to exhibit a strong economic performance and degree of economic resilience in an era of global turbulence. These are the seven secrets of Germany not because they are unknown in Germany or outside of the country, but because until now few would have considered Germany a source of in ... More

Keywords: Germany, Europe, economic performance, globalization, innovation, entrepreneurship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190258696
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David B. Audretsch, author
Distinguished Professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director, Institute for Development Strategies, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington

Erik E. Lehmann, author
Professor of Management and Organization and Director, Global Business Management Program, University of Augsburg

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