de-industrialisation and re-industrialisation. Is the East German industry a stability factor of regional economic development?

The contribution analyses the development of the manufacturing sector in East German regions after 1990. The focal question is whether the manufacturing sector has evolved as a factor which contributes to stabilization of regional economic development. Though until 2008 – when the economic recession began – the manufacturing sector evolved as an engine of growth , the intra-industry structure of the manufacturing sector reveals a number of shortcomings, especially below average proportions of technology-driven industries and high-grade service activities. Further structural change will be needed.

30. November 2010

Authors Gerhard Heimpold

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