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External publications
Future-oriented context research

The book "Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory" by Prof. Dr.Ted Baker and Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter is now also viewable online in Open Access.

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Press release
Corona did not frighten female founders in 2020

In the pandemic year 2020, commercial start-ups of individual enterprises fell by around 15%. The decline was somewhat smaller among women than among male entrepreneurs.

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Press release
Providing perspectives for the Mittelstand

In the opinion of the IfM Bonn, regionally differing opening strategies could be considered – especially if the incidence of infection can be traced back to specific clusters. Due to Drittes Gesetz zum Schutz der Bevölkerung bei einer epidemischen Lage von nationaler Tragweite of November 2020,…

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Less business start-ups in the construction industry, more in the health and social services sector

The Corona pandemic and its consequences for the economy and society have had different effects on business start-up activity in the various sectors of the economy: In the construction sector, for example, the number of start-ups fell by 23.6% in 2020 when compared to 2019, although an increase in…

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Podcasts
What can we learn from the Covid crisis?

How does the Covid pandemic affect small and medium-sized enterprises? Which economic policy measures can strengthen their resilience in the future?

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Participation in external events
SME after the Covid 19-Crisis

After the end of the Corona pandemic, what kind of governmental support do small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need? What role can SMEs play in becoming more sustainable? How can women be encouraged to become more entrepreneurial?

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External publications
Prospects for the success of B2B platforms

Companies whose business models are based on digital business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms, such as Google, Amazon or Alibaba, are currently among the most profitable in the world. Their success is mainly based on the reduction of transaction costs, the scalability of data as well as direct and…

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Podcasts
Entrepreneurship during the Corona crisis

In spring 2020, the Federal Government of Germany tried to reduce the number of Corona infections with the help of a partial lockdown and contact restrictions. At the same time, it supported the affected companies and self-employed persons with various measures.

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IfM Publications
Useful source: Handwerksroll data

What is the impact of the Corona pandemic on start-ups in the skilled craft sector? What consequences did the amendment of Handwerksordnung have on market entries and exits in the craft trades that are exempt from licensing?

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News & Updates
Resource mobilization in peripheral locations

In order to implement a start-up project and maintain it, it is important for entrepreneurs to mobilise the necessary resources. However, this is not always easy.

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