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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.

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IfM Bonn News

Wide research spectrum of the IfM Bonn at the G-Forum

Researchers of the IfM Bonn presented the results of research conducted at the Institute and in cooperation with other researchers at the Interdisciplinary Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs (G-Forum) at the end of September.

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Impact of the pandemic on research and academia

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected academic life and entrepreneurship research? What opportunities have appeared in the crisis?

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IfM Standpoint

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.

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Figure of the months

More than

20 %

of companies in Germany felt the effects of the Ukraine war severely in June 2022.

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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.

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Cooperation with University of Siegen

Cooperation with University of Siegen

Zukunftspanel Mittelstand

Zukunftspanel Mittelstand

NUI region ranking

NUI region ranking

Offensive Mittelstand

Offensive Mittelstand

Data of the IfM Bonn

Data of the IfM Bonn

Contract research

Contract research