Helmut Voelzkow is a wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Max Planck Institute for Society Research at Cologne, where he works on economic sociology, economic structural change and policy, and technological development. He gained his Habilitation at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Faultat fur Sozialwissenschaft. His publications include Mehr Technik in die Region (1990) and Private Regierungen in der Techniksteuerung (1996).
In a previous work, the present group of editors gave an account of 'local production systems' in the four largest western European countries (Crouch et al. 2001). Read the first page