Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Thieß Petersen, Christian Bluth

The coronavirus transformation: How the pandemic is slowing down globalization and accelerating digitalization


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Date of publication
1. edition
8 pages, PDF


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The megatrend report “The coronavirus transformation” examines central changes to the megatrends of  globalization and digitalization as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. It also illuminates interactions between these megatrends that are particularly affected by the crisis and demographic change, and effects on our economic and societal systems. Finally, it brings up five theses concerning the future of the megatrends.

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