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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

German Federal Government appoints Friederike Welter and Guido Bünstorf to the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI)

Today, the German Federal Government appointed Prof Dr Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) and Prof Dr Guido Bünstorf (University of Kassel) to the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI). Bünstorf and Welter strengthen EFI's competence, especially in regard to …

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Entrepreneurship in other political regimes

What characterises entrepreneurship in states that are not democratically western-oriented? What challenges does this pose for the entrepreneurship research? What opportunities does this offer for contextual research?

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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

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2016

the total number of hybrid self-employed entrepreneurs exceeded the number of exclusively self-employed for the first time.

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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