How do the entrepreneurial ecosystems in the countries and regions of the world vary? In which way do they influence the individual entrepreneurial phases, from the start-up to the established company?
The Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) carried out a study researching "Equity capital in German Mittelstand – analysis of the development of equity-financed companies". They found that companies financed with equity capital…
What changes have occurred for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the course of the Corona pandemic? What kind of support measures assist companies to master both the economic consequences of the Corona pandemic as well as the future challenges of "sustainable businesses" and "digital…
Guilherme Pedretti C Lima started his research at the IfM Bonn at the beginning of October as part of his Alexander von Humboldt fellowship. He was previously at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London (UK) and at the Catholic University of Brasilia (Brazil).
Germany's number of business start-ups dropped sharply between 2003 (507,000) and 2019 (266,000). Accordingly, the average start-up intensity has decreased from 92 start-ups per 10,000 working-age people ( 2003) to 47 (2019).
According to the European Commission's definition of SMEs, more than 3.5 million companies in Germany are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which is equal to 99.3 % of all companies in the private sector.
If the order books look good, it has a positive influence on the well-being of entrepreneurs. But if they do not allow themselves a respite in their everyday business, the economic order situation can also have a negative effect on their health or psychological stability.