Viewers interested in why one nation thrives economically while another fails to make the cut will love this production. The film explains some of the reasons behind the continued overall prosperity of Germans at a time when their European neighbors live on the brink of financial collapse.
To seek answers to why Germany is enjoying such success, the documentary visits Bavaria. The people here believe in the power of family business. Some of the ones featured in the film have operated for over ten generations. These businesses often produce specialty goods for the market.
Avoiding debt is another strategy that viewers learn plays a role in Bavarian wealth creation. These families live thriftily to avoid owing money they cannot pay.
The audience also gets to see the other side of the coin. Greece is on the verge of bankruptcy. Despite these problems, the Germans believe a unified European currency best.
Germans refer to their long term perspective on achieving conservative economic progress as "Mittelstand." Even large corporations, such as Audi, mentioned in the film, adhere to this same philosophy of success as the families in Bavaria.
Should the Germans have to bail out their less prosperous neighbors? This video asks them just this question.Germany: Triumph of the Bavarian Business Model
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-62290-714-4
- Run Time: 26 Minutes
- Copyright Date: 2012