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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

Many hybrid self-employed benefit from their permanent employment

Most hybrid self-employed (90 %) focus their work on a dependent activity – for nearly every ten hybrid self-employed, self-employment is the primary activity. "The majority of hybrid self-employed is probably able to make sufficient provisions for their old age," reports IfM researcher Dr Olivier …

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Companies with real estate and in the liberal professions achieve the highest disposal assets profits

In the liberal professions, the average disposal asset profit has risen continuously since 2001. The positive trend in agriculture and forestry began after the global financial and economic crisis in 2010.

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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

In 2016, there were about

11.440

non-profit limited liability company (gGmbHs) registered in the commercial register in Germany.

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Policy Brief "Entrepreneurship in Focus"

The Prototyping Approach – A fresh look at the role of personality in entrepreneurial decision making

The Big Five personality model has been used repeatedly to explain entrepreneurial behaviour, and the traits extraversion and openness to experience have been shown to positively affect self-employment. However, this literature has largely ignored the interplay of the five traits, which is studied in psychological research as part of the person-centred prototyping approach to examining an individual's personality.

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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

Third party research

Third party research