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Participation in external events
Encourage entrepreneurship?!

How are the start-up activities structured in North Rhine-Westphalia? What are the regional differences? In mid-March, Dr Rosemarie Kay spoke about "Starting up in NRW: Opportunities and Challenges" as part of the "Virtual Expert Forum - Migrant Economy: Digitally and Well Networked through the…

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Guests at the IfM
How companies are perceiving the opportunities of digitalisation

Companies that have not yet digitised any parts of their production will not strive to do so in the future. In contrast, many companies are networking with their customers, even if there are still obstacles in this area, for example data protection and data security.

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Press release
Family-internal takeovers harbour fewer risks

Unternehmen, bei denen bereits zu Beginn eines Übergabeprozesses geplant ist, dass ein Familienmitglied die Nachfolge antreten soll, sind deutlich seltener von einer Stilllegung betroffen, als Unternehmen, die einen Verkauf anstreben.

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External publications
Future-oriented context research

The book "Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory" by Prof. Dr.Ted Baker and Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter is now also viewable online in Open Access.

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Press release
Corona did not frighten female founders in 2020

In the pandemic year 2020, commercial start-ups of individual enterprises fell by around 15%. The decline was somewhat smaller among women than among male entrepreneurs.

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Press release
Providing perspectives for the Mittelstand

In the opinion of the IfM Bonn, regionally differing opening strategies could be considered – especially if the incidence of infection can be traced back to specific clusters. Due to Drittes Gesetz zum Schutz der Bevölkerung bei einer epidemischen Lage von nationaler Tragweite of November 2020,…

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Press release
Less business start-ups in the construction industry, more in the health and social services sector

The Corona pandemic and its consequences for the economy and society have had different effects on business start-up activity in the various sectors of the economy: In the construction sector, for example, the number of start-ups fell by 23.6% in 2020 when compared to 2019, although an increase in…

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Podcasts
What can we learn from the Covid crisis?

How does the Covid pandemic affect small and medium-sized enterprises? Which economic policy measures can strengthen their resilience in the future?

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Participation in external events
SME after the Covid 19-Crisis

After the end of the Corona pandemic, what kind of governmental support do small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need? What role can SMEs play in becoming more sustainable? How can women be encouraged to become more entrepreneurial?

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External publications
Prospects for the success of B2B platforms

Companies whose business models are based on digital business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms, such as Google, Amazon or Alibaba, are currently among the most profitable in the world. Their success is mainly based on the reduction of transaction costs, the scalability of data as well as direct and…

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