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Research on female entrepreneurship

In the last few years, female entrepreneurship has been receiving extensive attention in entrepreneurship research. In her keynote speech at the online conference of Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) outlined the development in this field…

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Why apprenticeship rates in micro-enterprises are declining

A lack of applicants, rising costs and organisational efforts have contributed to the fact that the number of apprentices has been declining in the micro-enterprises for years.

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Ways out of the Covid 19 crisis

How will the Covid 19 crisis affect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the short and long term? Which support measures may be necessary to revive the economy? Will the coronavirus pandemic change our idea of society and entrepreneurship?

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Participation in external events
Artificial intelligence in SMEs

How can research institutions, competence centres and universities support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the use of artificial intelligence?

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External publications
Foreign nationals support the founding of NRW

In 2018, 39.2% of all commercial start-ups in NRW were founded by foreign nationals. In this way, they provided substantial support for the establishment of new businesses in North Rhine-Westphalia, as Dr. Rosemarie Kay and Dr. Se-bastian Nielen state in the study "Foreign nationals as founders in…

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Awards
Further award for IfM President

Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) has been elected to the prestigious circle of 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellows.

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Guests at the IfM
Focus on entrepreneurial groups

For a long time, research has regarded entrepreneurs as individuals. In the meantime, entrepreneurship researchers are also looking at groups of entrepreneurs.

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SMEs: Training instead of employment of ICT specialists

Video conferencing, online sales and remote service maintenance have become much more important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany since the beginning of the corona pandemic.

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Guests at the IfM
Online exchange with British scientists

During a virtual visit in mid-October, Prof. Dr. Stephen Roper (Warwick Business School/UK) and his staff informed themselves about the history and structure of the Institute for SME Research.

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News & Updates
IfM President at the SME Envoy Meeting

Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) partied the SME Envoy Meeting at the invitation of the European Commission in early October. In her keynote speech, she explained why the Covid 19 pandemic is an opportunity to put an end to the previous small-scale and short-term economic…

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