Dossier Impact of the Ukraine war
The longer the war in Ukraine goes on and the more the sanctions are extended, the more this affects the Mittelstand businesses. The IfM Bonn publishes information on the effects on the Mittelstand within this dossier at irregular intervals.
IfM Bonn News
Entrepreneurship in other political regimes
Mittelstand policy in a social-ecological market economy
03.05.2022 The Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, supply chain problems, climate change, digitalisation are all currently causing increased uncertainty in Mittelstand companies.
In the short term, Mittelstand policy can cushion risks to the existence of Mittelstand companies or individual subgroups with the help of a sectoral, individual company, or size-related measures.
Figure of the months
the total number of hybrid self-employed entrepreneurs exceeded the number of exclusively self-employed for the first time.
Policy Brief "Entrepreneurship in Focus"
Dependent self-employment in multi-level marketing
In 2020, the number of solo self-employed members in multi-level marketing (MLM) in Germany continued to rise. The policy brief shows both the importance of this economic sector and the dangers for the solo self-employed.