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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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Press release
Equity capital — growth and investment driver for the German Mittelstand

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…

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Programm International Roundtable
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SMEs and SME policy after Corona

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…

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Guests at the IfM
Further guest researcher at IfM Bonn

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).

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Press release
The number of commercial start-ups has decreased by 50% compared to 2003.

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).

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Economic Relevance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Germany

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.

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Awards
IfM President on the Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter has been elected to the Editorial Board of Journal of Contextual Economics - Schmollers Jahrbuch. The journal exists since 1871 and is published by Duncker & Humboldt.

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Guests at the IfM
Well-being of Entrepreneurs

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.

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Awards
IfM President again in the top 20 in the F.A.Z. economists ranking

The Siegen University professor and IfM-President Friederike Welter is once again one of the most influential economists in Germany this year.

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