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Germany’s promise

Opportunities to realize Germany’s economic potential

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Upholding leadership while encountering obstacles Germany is an industrial leader respected around the world. As both lynchpin and engine of Europe, with numerous global businesses envied by other nations, and world-leading vocational apprenticeship programs, it is little wonder that Germany has successfully weathered economic volatility with sustained low unemployment and stable growth.

But significant risks are emerging. Both societal and economic challenges stem from private sector underinvestment, a dramatically aging population and limited appreciation of emergent business ecosystems’ impact on traditional industries, as well as organizational cultures that restrict innovation, inadequate adult education to support life-long learning and growing difficulties related to integrating waves of new immigrants. Yet opportunity is also present. Germany could become a model economy for generations to come.

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Meet the Authors:

Christian Bieck

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, Global Insurance Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value,
Stefan Lutz

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, Member of Management Board, IBM Germany, IBM Global Business Services,
Dave Zaharchuk

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, Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value,
Anthony Marshall

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, Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value, IBM Global Business Services

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