Corporate Germany between Globalization and Regional Place Dependence

Business Restructuring in the Ruhr Area

  • Christian Berndt

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Christian Berndt investigates how selected corporate actors in German small and medium-sized enterprises and in large companies respond to globalisation and the apparent crisis of the German model. By exploring the role of economic and non-economic factors in shaping business strategies he argues that, rather than simply being formal opposites, forces of dynamic change and irrational persistence are intertwined.


capitalism globalization Institution Mittelstand organization restructuring

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  • Christian Berndt
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für KulturgeographieKatholische Universität EichstättGermany

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