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Awards
Successful RENT participation

Three IfM Bonn researchers were honoured at the 35th Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) conference in Turku/Finland: Dr Siegrun Brink, Dr Susanne Schlepphorst and Prof Dr Friederike Welter .

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IfM Publications
Why succession is not always successful

There is great public interest in the topic of succession. Since there are no official figures on the number of business transfers that take place each year, the IfM Bonn regularly calculates the succession figures. KfW Bankengruppe calculates them on the basis of its SME panel.

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Participation in special events
IfM-President at the SME Assembly 2021

At the European SME Assembly 2021, Hubert Gambs, Prof Dr Friederike Welter, Prof Dr Ute Stephan, Prof Dr Alfredo De Massis and Prof Dr Arnis Sauka discussed how small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) need to be supported on their way to a more sustainable economy.

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Guests at the IfM
Informal entrepreneurship of Champeta music

What role does the informal economy play in emerging economies? Can particular market structures be observed? How does digitalisation affect informal entrepreneurship?

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Press release
More start-ups in the first half of 2021 despite lockdown

The second lockdown of November 2020 and the third lockdown of April 2021 have slowed down start-up activity in the commercial sector significantly less than the first lockdown in spring 2020.

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Participation in external events
Cooperation between Mittelstand and Startups

When Mittelstand businesses cooperate with innovative start-ups, both sides can benefit. In a best case scenario, the start-ups receive sector-specific know-how as well as access to resources and a broad network.

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IfM Publications
Herausforderungen und Perspektiven für den Mittelstand

Wie hat der Mittelstand in Deutschland bzw. in Nordrhein-Westfalen bisher die Pandemiemonate überstanden? Wie gut ist er im Hinblick auf die kommenden Herausforderungen "Digitale Transformation“ und "Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften" aufgestellt?

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IfM Publications
What the Mittelstand will really need in the future

The Mittelstand will face great challenges both from sector- and size-specific tasks and from the economic consequences of Covid 19, the digital transformation and sustainable business in the coming years.

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Participation in external events
Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship

Economic history can be used to derive important aspects for the development of entrepreneurship and also for the future training of managers.

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Guests at the IfM
Entrepreneurship - viewed globally

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?

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