Skip to main content

IfM Bonn News

External publications
What characterises entrepreneurship

What is the difference between entrepreneurs and employed management? What forms of entrepreneurship exist?

more

External publications
How loss of income affects living standards

Can households maintain their standards of living when self-employed household members experience income cuts? Dr. Stefan Schneck analysed this question and placed the results in the context of the Covid 19-crisis.

more

Press release
Only a slight increase in the number of commercial start-ups in the first half of 2021

In the first half of 2021, the pandemic-related restrictions and support measures continued to have an impact on the number of business start-ups and clousures.

more

External publications
Entrepreneurship explained briefly but profoundly

Entrepreneurial activity already existed in the 3rd millennium BC. This is attested to by cuneiform inscriptions in contemporary Iraq.

more

External publications
What the Mittelstand will really need in the future

What are the future challenges for the Mittelstand economy? How can the next government support businesses in coping with the tasks facing them?

more

Participation in external events
Guest at US-American Conference

Following an invitation from US-American Association "Research on Entrepreneurship and Society", Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter took part in the Conference on Entrepreneurship and Society in Tahoe/USA in mid-August.

more

Press release
Micro establishments are looking for apprentices

In the competition for apprentices, micro establishments (less than 10 employees subject to social insurance contributions) are falling further behind: Up to 31 December 2020, these establishments employed 3.4 % less apprentices than at the end of 2019. In contrast, the number of apprentices in…

more

External publications
See diversity holistically

It is an undisputed fact that entrepreneurship is characterised by diversity. However, the term "entrepreneurial diversity" is defined and used very differently in the research literature.

more

IfM Publications
Benefits of interdisciplinary research

What characterises the different places where entrepreneurship prospers? What role do historical events and architectural development play?

more

IfM Publications
Fintechs have a positive impact on SME financing

During the past pandemic month, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) financed their investments primarily via promotional loans (Förderkredite) or their principal bank. However, according to IfM Bonn researchers, fintech firms will play a more significant role in future SME financing.

more