This may, however, be difficult because the internal organisation of the HQII company is based on existing industry-technology standards and decisions are made on a consensus basis.
As noted above, the major technological-relational problem of the German strategy of HQII is how to translate basic scientific advances into a form suitable for the company's own process or product technology.
From the analysis of the relationship between managers and employees and between companies in the HQII system, it follows that this system of innovation would require a specific structure of ownership.
It would only make sense if it helped HQII companies located in Germany to absorb radical innovations more easily.
Are German export markets in HQII products and services vulnerable to US or Japanese competition?
Two factors contributing to the breakdown can be identified: the problems of sharing the costs of unification discussed in section 1 and the increased job security of highly skilled workers in the HQII system discussed in section 2.
From section 2 it follows that the successful transfer of the West German economic system to the new Federal States would require a minimum presence of West German HQII companies.