The aim of the paper is to review the factors quoted to explain the German success in exporting manufacturing goods and to discuss if these factors can be attributed also to characteristics of the firms. In this case they can be transplanted to the subsidiaries of the German enterprises abroad, paticularly in other developed countries. It is claimed these subsidiaries are more likely to reproduce the German characteristics if some main management functions are decentralized. The paper utilizes the results of a questionnaire to he German subsidiaries in Emilia Romagna to argue they benefit of a large level of autonomy from the headquarter in the firm functions, particularly in the case of R&D policy, so pursuing an innovation strategy.

German Success in Manufacturing Exports and Features of the German FDIs in Emilia Romagna / Ninni, Augusto. - In: L'INDUSTRIA. - ISSN 0019-7416. - 1/2019:n.1 gennaio marzo 2019(2019), pp. 103-123.

German Success in Manufacturing Exports and Features of the German FDIs in Emilia Romagna

Augusto Ninni
2019

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to review the factors quoted to explain the German success in exporting manufacturing goods and to discuss if these factors can be attributed also to characteristics of the firms. In this case they can be transplanted to the subsidiaries of the German enterprises abroad, paticularly in other developed countries. It is claimed these subsidiaries are more likely to reproduce the German characteristics if some main management functions are decentralized. The paper utilizes the results of a questionnaire to he German subsidiaries in Emilia Romagna to argue they benefit of a large level of autonomy from the headquarter in the firm functions, particularly in the case of R&D policy, so pursuing an innovation strategy.
German Success in Manufacturing Exports and Features of the German FDIs in Emilia Romagna / Ninni, Augusto. - In: L'INDUSTRIA. - ISSN 0019-7416. - 1/2019:n.1 gennaio marzo 2019(2019), pp. 103-123.
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