Mittelstand (SME) enterprises are diverse: We observe a considerable heterogeneity in business models and industries, including crafts enterprises, service providers, liberal professions and industrial companies. Besides, the Mittelstand ranges from solo selfemployed to large (family) businesses. Also, the Mittelstand includes tech start-ups as well as established (innovative) firms. Therefore, the Mittelstand is not just a label for a few firms, but describes a heterogeneous and diverse universe of firms. The following documents have the objective to present ways to cope with this diversity when designing policy measures.
Please find below our contributions (some are currently only available in German language).
Companies in Germany Mainly Fear Geopolitical Crises
In focus: EU regulation to promote sustainable financing
The EU's support measures for sustainable financing - implications for the Mittelstand
Covid 19: What can we learn from SME policy in other European countries
Development of start-up activities in districts and independent cities 2003 - 2019
Mittelstand policy during and after the Covid 19 pandemic
Mittelstand policy after the pandemic – for a sustainable future
Enterprises perception of bureaucracy
"Mittelstand" companion and promotor of structural change
"Mittelstand" between facts and feelings"
"Mittelstand" policies in change
"Mittelstand" policies in practice - Business framework policy or funding policy
Wirtschaftspolitische Implikationen der Gründungsforschung
Reform of the points of single contact (PSCc)
Neue Ansätze für die Mittelstandspolitik – Impulse von internationalen Good-Practice-Beispielen
"Die Vielfalt sehen"
"Mittelstand versus Silicon Valley"
Chinesische Direktinvestitionen in Deutschland: Chancen und Risiken für den Mittelstand
Die Renaissance des Protektionismus: Auswirkungen auf KMU
Regional start-up environments exemplified by selected hotspots
Times are a Changin'? The Emergence of New Firms and Rank Persistence
Mind the Gap: Institutional and Individual Antecedents of Entrepreneurial Trajectories in the Academic Context