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Germany's network of medium-sized global companies has long been credited with driving the country's economy. But can the model be used in the U.K.?
Tom Peters on why we should champion middle sized companies.
What characteristics enable family businesses to succeed?
How can the German way of doing business influence other countries?
What is the Mittelstand business model's biggest challenge?
Family-run businesses in Hong Kong underperformed their global peers in the past year, according to a new survey, and could face slower growth ahead if protests in the city continue.
Some of the world's most famous companies remain under the control of the families who set them up. We look at nine of the most successful.
It's a vital part of the German economy and a key reason for its corporate success story. But what does the term "Mittelstand" mean?
There are hopes that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's proposed changes to the country's rigid labor market can help companies survive amid the downturn.
Americans don't have to look enviously across the Atlantic at Germany's mighty Mittelstand. Why?
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