Dossier Shortage of skilled workers
The increasing shortage of skilled workers is currently the most significant challenge for SMEs, according to the Zukunftspanel Mittelstand. In our topic dossier, you will find numerous studies examining these challenges from different perspectives, as well as statistical data.
IfM Bonn News
The COVID-19 pandemic has doubled the share of innovation-active companies
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
From 100 start-ups in 2015,
companies were still in business in 2020.
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.