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Germans are the Better Prepared Entrepreneurs when Starting Business Abroad

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Germans are the Better Prepared Entrepreneurs when Starting Business Abroad

A new research study published by the Anglo-German Foundation claims that Germans display a more classic entrepreneurial mindset than the British, if we accept that a realistic assessment of business risks and the development of adequate risk mitigation strategies are essential components of successful entrepreneurship. While there appears to be many thousands of would-be entrepreneurs in the UK with no hesitation in releasing the considerable equity in their properties to establish businesses in that most risky of settings – a foreign country – many British entrepreneurs do not take the careful, informed and well-planned approach that can provide the basis for the future success and longevity of their enterprises.


By AGF, UK and Germany.


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Universal Service Obligations

Universal Service Obligations. This paper reviews the rationale for imposing Universal Service Obligations, on services such as postal systems, telecommunications and broadcasting. It then addresses some of the practical problems introduced by the ongoing liberalisation process. Regulators now face the challenging problem of organising the provision and financing of universal service in a competitive environment. "The Interplay Between Regulation and Competitions: The Case of Universal Service Obligations" by Steffen Hoernig and Tommaso Valletti is published by CESIfo.

 

By CESIfo, Germany.

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Productivity in France and Germany

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Productivity in France and Germany Laurence Nayman and Deniz Ünal-Kesenci compare manufacturing output and productivity levels between Germany and France since German unification. While the French level of productivity in terms of labour, capital and their combination was below the German one in 1997 France took advantage of lower unit labour costs than Germany and caught up significantly over the 90s. Disparities between the eastern and the western Länder that resulted in a lesser productivity growth still remain large. But the commitment of the east to more high-tech production processes using skilled labour could turn in the future into competitiveness gains for all Germany. "The French-German Productivity Comparison Revisited: Ten Years after the German Unification" is published by the Centres d'Études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales France and Germany.

By Centres d'Études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales, France, Germany

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