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Film on German Energy Transition: What is the German Energiewende? (#2017plus)

Currently the energy supply in Germany is based on fossil fuels. But these are gradually being replaced by renewable energy sources. The process accompanying this change is the “Energiewende”, held under the German Renewable Energy Act. The comprehensive explanation of the energy transition that goes beyond mere statistic and technology requires the consideration of the economic, societal, and political context in which the relevant decisions are made.

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[EN] The Challenges of Industry 4.0 for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Industry 4.0 is a term for the digital revolution in industrial production emerging from the comprehensive networking and computerization of all areas of production. This study draws on the case of Mittelstand (small and medium-sized enterprises in the German economy and shows the state implementation of Industry 4.0, presents typical obstacles and challenges for the enterprises, and demonstrates the importance of involving employees to improve the success of innovation processes in the company as well as derives recommendation to improve the overall framework.

 

 

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[EN] Policies for Innovation in Times of Digitalization

Digitalization is one of these terms that everybody connects with. It has changed work places, work-life balances, and workers’ position in the labor market and will do so in future while simultaneously creating booming markets in a more and more globally networked society. A more socially inclusive innovation path calls for innovation policy to focus not only on the technological dimension of digitalization. The study features the case in Germany, Sweden, and Finland in their national innovation systems and envisions a progressive and cross-national innovation policy framework that takes the idea and need for innovations beyond growth-parameters and singular competitiveness issue towards a...

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This Journal of Social Democracy is the quarterly International Edition in English language of one of Germany’s longest-running and most respected monthly journals devoted to politics and culture, Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte. The Friedrich Ebert Foundation has chosen a group of internationally renowned social scientists, journalists, and high-profile representatives of social democracy to contribute to this venture.

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