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The German mittelstand - mostly family-owned small and midsize businesses - have been hailed as the engines of Germany's might.  People the world over are copying many things Mittelstand.  However, some policies that helped the German mittelstand boom are being changed. ...

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Higher margins and a stable customer base are some of the key payoffs to a focused niche market strategy for a midsize manufacturer.

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The German equivalents of U.S. midmarket companies enjoy unprecedented success and a special place in the German economy. In fact, it is because of the German mittelstand that the German economy is so resilient and Germany is the biggest net exporter in the world.  What is so special and what can we learn from them?
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The government services sector had been seeing significant M&A activity, but that has begun sputtering under the weight of uncertainty. With talk of deficits needing to be cut and the failure of the super committee to find a compromise, many businesses are sitting back and waiting to see...

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This article provides a brief explanation of Mittlestand companies and then answers several questions. First, the author answers why smaller companies are attractive to foreign corporates. Next, the challenges involved in dealing with a Mittlestand transaction compared to a vanilla M&A deal...

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This is a political essay that addresses the UK's Social Democrats. It argues that the financial crisis has made it clear that there are significant imbalances in institutional and macroeconomics that must be understood. It goes on to suggest what adjustments should be considered in order to...

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This research paper investigates the role of high-impact companies in the U.S. in accelerating job creation throughout the country. It analyzes high-impact companies over three four year periods from 1994 to 2006. It reveals that high-impact companies contributed significantly to job creation in...

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This article discusses the ways in which congress can optimize the supply networks and logistics of manufacturing companies. Some of the recommendations include developing sustainable energy, transportation, production, and infrastructures. Specific actions that congress should take are...

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This article addresses the challenges of expanding American exports, reducing the trade deficit, increasing market access, and responding to foreign governments protecting domestic companies. A potential solution and multiple recommendations are given. These recommendations include a joint...

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This article provides recommendations to transform American manufacturing from start-up to scale-up. These recommendations are targeted towards fiscal reform, tax laws, regulation costs, and job creation. The author details specific actions that Congress should take, as well as the desired...

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