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Refining National Policy: The Machine-Tool Industry in the Local Economy of Stuttgart

Ulrich Glassman

in Changing Governance of Local Economies

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199259403
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259402.003.0004
 Refining National Policy: The Machine-Tool Industry in the Local Economy of Stuttgart

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This chapter examines the preconditions for the success of the machine-tool industry in Stuttgart. It considers the historical origins of the machinery industry in Stuttgart, the development of the Diversified Quality Production (DQP) regime after World War II, and the city’s economic performance and challenges faced by firms and supporting institutions in the 1980s and 1990s. The responses of firms to these challenges and the fate of the DQP regime are then analysed.

Keywords: Stuttgart; machine-tool industry; DQP; sectoral analysis

Chapter.  12182 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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