Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Friederike-Sophie Niemann, Armando García Schmidt

Inclusive Growth for Germany 2: Unleashing the potential of a heterogeneous society

Migrant-run companies as drivers of inclusive growth

  • 1. edition 2016 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

As compared with many of its European partners, Germany is currently in a good economic position. But looking solely at economic growth is deceptive. Growth in recent years has not been inclusive, as participation opportunities have become increasingly unequally distributed. This puts social cohesion at risk. But what might policies that achieve both goals - realizing growth potential and expanding participation opportunities - look like? As a part of its “Strategies and Investments for Inclusive Growth” project, the Bertelsmann Stiftung develops and discusses concrete recommendations for an inclusive growth model. Using current research as a basis, this discussion paper discusses the degree to which the entrepreneurial activity of immigrants and people with a migrant background are today already serving to drive inclusive growth in Germany.