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Mittelstand businesses and Corona

How did Mittelstand enterprises cope with the economic consequences of the Covid 19 crisis? What challenges will they face in the next few months? Hans-Jürgen Wolter presented the results of the IfM Bonn background papers.

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External publications
Permanently fast-growing companies are rare

Literature tends to address the quantity of firm growth and describes determinants fast-growing firms. In their recent study, Dr. Stefan Schneck, Hans-Jürgen Wolter and Prof. Dr. Arndt Werner (University of Siegen) have analysed the growth paths of companies over time.

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Entrepreneurs during Covid 19

Were women-owned businesses in 2020 more affected by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, compared to men-owned businesses? Dr Rosemarie Kay and Prof. Dr Friederike Welter address this question in their article for Working Paper series of the IfM Bonn.

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International research results on women entrepreneurs

Can behavioural differences between male and female entrepreneurs be identified regarding entrepreneurial strategies, the use of resources and business per-formance? Dr Rosemarie Kay, Dr Sebastian Nielen, Prof. Dr Friederike Welter explored this question in their presentation at the Diana…

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External publications
Focus on women's entrepreneurship around the world

How can policy makers support women's entrepreneurship? In the current OECD report "Entrepreneurship Policies through a Gender Lens", researchers from more than 30 countries ...

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IfM Publications
Succession as closure risk?

The closure of family businesses in the course of the succession process often attracts a lot of public attention: these businesses are assumed to be fundamentally competitive. Their business model, after all, has kept them successfully on the market for many years, decades or even generations.

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Guests at the IfM
Economy under the Influence of Terrorism

How do terrorist attacks affect the economic development of companies? How can management react to this? Dr. Faisal Saeed Malik (University of Siegen), presented the results of his dissertation on "Exploring the Impact of Terrorism on the Business Operations and Firms' Management Practices" at the…

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IfM Publications
Scientists prefer to found companies as part-time entrepreneurs

Infrastructure at the university promoting start-ups and contacts in the business community has a positive effect on the start-up success of scientists. This is the result of a study by the IfM Bonn, which examined the start-up behaviour of academics at German universities over a period of seven…

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Participation in external events
What shapes women's businesses

What influences the creation as well as the development of women-owned businesses? What contributes to the diversity of these enterprises?

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Press release
Less freelance and business start-ups in the Corona pandemic year Corona

In the pandemic year 2020, the number of start-ups in the liberal professions (-5.6%) and the commercial sector (-11.7%) decreased compared to 2019. In contrast, the number of start-ups in agriculture and forestry increased (+8.4%).

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