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Germany’s Technological Performance

A Study on Behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

  • Harald Legler
  • Georg Licht
  • Alfred Spielkamp
Book

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 1-4
  3. Summary

    1. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 5-21
  4. Challenges to and Precepts for Effective Education, Research and Innovation Policies

    1. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 23-38
  5. Measurement and Interpretation of Germany’s Technological Performance 1998

    1. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 39-54
    2. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 55-74
    3. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 75-86
    4. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 87-143
    5. Harald Legler, Georg Licht, Alfred Spielkamp
      Pages 145-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-191

About this book

Introduction

The research results presented in this book are part of the continuous reporting on the technological performance of the German economy. The indicators of technological performance show a high efficiency of the German innovation system in the short term. New knowledge is rapidly transferred into patents, innovative activities are growing independently of the business cycle, and German enterprises are well established on international markets. With respect to the medium and longer term, however, the expansion of the R&D-intensive sectors, R&D activities in general and start-ups do not seem to be strong enough, and the service sector lacks prominent features in international comparison. While there are potentials, they are not sufficiently being mobilised. The strength of the German innovation system lies in advanced technologies. But Germany is also the technological leader in some areas. Being a "fast follower" by quickly integrating new technologies in innovative products and processes should prove a successful strategy. Innovation policy should promote solutions in all parts of the economy and society.

Keywords

F&E Innovation System Innovationssystem R&D Technological Performance Technologiepolitik Technologische Leistungsfähigkeit Technology Policy science and technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Harald Legler
    • 1
  • Georg Licht
    • 2
  • Alfred Spielkamp
    • 3
  1. 1.Niedersächsisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW)HannoverGermany
  2. 2.Centre for European Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany
  3. 3.Institut zur Förderung von Innovation und ExistenzgründungFachhochshule GelsenkirchenGelsenkirchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59805-0
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1281-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59805-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2027
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