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An obligation for self-employed people to make provisions for old age is not necessary

Approx. six out of ten self-employed persons generate a profit income of less than 10,000 euros per year. Their profits thus remain below the basic tax-free allowance and are not sufficient to build up an adequate pension plan. In the last days, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has…

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News & Updates
IfM researcher elected to editorial board

With the change of the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD) on January 1, 2021, Dr. Stefan Schneck begins his activities as member of the Editorial Review Board.

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Corona stimulates the propensity to found new businesses in academia

In spring 2020, the first wave of Covid 19 pandemic did not show negative influence on the willingness of academics at German universities to set up their own businesses.

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Participation in external events
Mittelstand and SME

Why are Mittelstand and SMEs not equal? How can the SME sector be covered statistically?

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Participation in external events
Businesses during the first six month of Corona

Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, the Federal Government has tried to mitigate the economic consequences for the self-employed and their businesses with a variety of financial measures.

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External publications
Silicon Valley as a model?

Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley is repeatedly praised in public as "a model". But how model-like are these companies really?

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External publications
First aid in the Corona crisis

What were the challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis? What measures did the European countries take to support SMEs?

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Participation in external events
Covid 19: Challenge and Opportunity

At the European SME Assembly 2020 "Building a sustainable and resilient future together", Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter, Prof. Dr. Ute Stephan, Prof. Dr. David B. Audretsch, Prof. Dr. Alfredo De Massis and Prof. Dr. Arnis Sauka discussed the impact of Covid 19 for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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External publications
Family internal succession desired?!

Entrepreneurs prefer to hand over their life's work within the family. But how many family-owned companies really plan or realize this route of succession? What influences this decision?

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German start-up dynamics in times of Covid 19

According to studies conducted by the IfM Bonn, three aspects had a major impact on start-up dynamics in the commercial business sector during the first half of 2020: The national border closures at the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis, the different economic consequences of the pandemic and the…

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