German Mittelstand: antithesis to Silicon Valley entrepreneurship

Whilst internationally, the Mittelstand in Germany is admired, the current debate in Germany praises the Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship, contrasting the Mittelstand as low-growth, low-tech and non-innovative. We therefore ask whether the Mittelstand actually is the antithesis to Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.

Pahnke, A.; Welter. F. (2018): The German Mittelstand: antithesis to Silicon Valley entrepreneurship?, in: Small Business Economics, doi.org/10.1007/s11187-018-0095-4.

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