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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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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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IfM Publications
Takeover versus start-up

Around 2,300 companies in Hessen are handed over every year. At the 5th Succession Day of the Hessian advice centre for business founders and entrepreneurs "jumpp" and the Hessian Trade Association, Dr Rosemarie Kay gave a keynote speech on the challenges and opportunities of business transfers from…

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IfM Publications
Effectiveness of ERDF support measures

What affects the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? How should an efficient SME policy be designed?

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Press release
Corona Year 2020: The construction industry had the highest number of insolvencies despite its boom

In 2020, the construction industry was the most affected by insolvencies. Although demand for construction was generally high in the pandemic year, most insolvencies were registered in this particular sector, followed by trade, hotels and restaurants, and providers of professional, scientific,…

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Quick return to the new "normal"

In the first weeks of the COVID-19-pandemic crisis, liquidity security represented the greatest challenge for Mittelstand companies from the point of view of business, science and economic policy.

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Press release
How the revival in the Mittelstand after the Corona crisis can succeed

In the past months of the pandemic, Mittelstand policy was primarily directed at mitigating the acute consequences for the self-employed and entrepreneurs to limit economic and social harm.

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