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Manufacturing the Backbone of the European Economy

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Towards the Re-Industrialization of Europe

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More than 70 million people in Europe work directly or indirectly in adding value by making technical products for private and industrial markets. Forty industrial sectors produce a wide spectrum of products from technical consumer goods up to complex investment goods and systems. They operate in a global market and play a significant role in the economy of Europe, influencing the way of work, employment, income, welfare and the culture. European welfare strongly depends on the economic, ecologic and social efficiency of manufacturing.

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Westkämper, E. (2014). Manufacturing the Backbone of the European Economy. In: Towards the Re-Industrialization of Europe. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38502-5_3

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