Value Creation and Employment in Germany

18 Oct Value Creation and Employment in Germany

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

At the latest with the onset of the financial crisis, the subject of economic growth and thus of value creation has come to the forefront of public interest. The sustained discussion about limited resources and demographic change reinforces the mistrust that some parts of society harbor against so-called “economic growth.” This acatech volume discusses the question as to how growth that entails growing prosperity is possible given the limited resources and impending demographic changes and makes the argument for a new type of growth: growth that, on the one hand, secures the wealth and employment level in Germany and, on the other, is not exclusively dependent on finite resources. The innovative capacity of Germany plays a huge role in terms of this “new” growth, which is not only based on “more of the same.”.

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