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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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Nomination for the Best Paper Award

The paper "The impact of firm performance on the business transfer mode" submitted by Dr Rosemarie Kay, Dr Susanne Schlepphorst and Dr André Pahnke has been nominated for the "Best Paper Award" at 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs (G-Forum).

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Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Awards
TOP position of Professor Welter in the F.A.Z economist ranking

Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) has improved her ranking by 5 places in the F.A.Z. ranking of the most influential economists in Germany compared to the previous year: she is now in 16th place.

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Press release
Mittelstand has a stabilising effect in times of crises

Due to its economic importance, the Mittelstand is often described as the backbone of Germany’s economy. However, the contribution of Mittelstand companies to society goes far beyond measurable effects. For example, most of Mittelstand companies are particularly attached to their local environment.…

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Germany's SMEs are larger than those in other EU Member States

Germany has fewer micro-enterprises (maximum of 9 employees) but more small (maximum of 49 employees) and medium-sized enterprises (maximum of 249 employees) than other EU Member States.

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Participation in external events
IfM scientists at the EBES conference

Dr. Stefan Schneck's paper "Income cuts and living standards in entrepreneurial households" was accepted for the 33rd Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) Conference.

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External publications
Entrepreneurship policy in focus

In recent years, interest in the creation and development of small and medium-sized enterprises has steadily increased, both in science and economic policy and among business practitioners.

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After the acute corona phase, the gaze is directed forward again

Mittelstand businesses have largely adjusted to the "new normal" due to the Corona crisis. Accordingly, the new evaluation of the "Mittelstand Future Panel" shows that challenges of "strengthening innovation and competitiveness", "digitasation" and "meeting the demand for skilled workers" are once…

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What the Corona crisis currently means for the Mittelstand sector

"It is very positive that the successive restart of the economy is not oriented towards the companies' value-added contribution, but towards health policy considerations. After all, irrespective of their contribution to the national economy, Mittelstand businesses make a significant contribution to…

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How Mittelstand businesses can best survive the coronavirus pandemic

The exit of the various sectors of the economy from the current shutdown must consider the time needed for companies to restart, their integration into (inter)national value chains and the everyday needs of consumers. Under no circumstances should large companies be priorised in a gradual restart…

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