Skip to main content

Information on Mittelstand enterprises

  • practice-oriented
  • interdisciplinary
  • applied research

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.

more

IfM Bonn News

In focus: EU regulation to promote sustainable financing

 The collection of sustainability information is becoming increasingly important in many small and medium-sized enterprises. Due to European Union (EU) requirements, much of this information will have to be published in the future. It is also becoming increasingly important when taking out loans.

more

Considering the bureaucratic burden on smaller enterprises

The Mittelstand businesses still perceive an increasing bureaucratic burden despite various instruments and initiatives by politicians to reduce bureaucracy. Prof Dr Welter recommended in her keynote speech at an event of the SPD Economic Forum at the end of November that the consequences of …

more

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.

more

Figure of the months

In 2016, there were about

11.440

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

more

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.

more

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