The manufacturing sector in East German regions 20 years after German Unification – how sustainable is its economic structure?

After strong de-industrialization in the early 1990s, East Germany’s manufacturing sector has undergone a recovery. With this in mind, the contribution provides an analysis of industrial and functional structures given in the manufacturing sector. The findings reveal that technology-driven industries as well as high-grade services are under-represented. The latter also results from the lack of headquarters in East Germany.

11. April 2013

Authors Gerhard Heimpold

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