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Awards
Further award for IfM President

Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) has been elected to the prestigious circle of 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellows.

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Guests at the IfM
Focus on entrepreneurial groups

For a long time, research has regarded entrepreneurs as individuals. In the meantime, entrepreneurship researchers are also looking at groups of entrepreneurs.

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Press release
SMEs: Training instead of employment of ICT specialists

Video conferencing, online sales and remote service maintenance have become much more important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany since the beginning of the corona pandemic.

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Guests at the IfM
Online exchange with British scientists

During a virtual visit in mid-October, Prof. Dr. Stephen Roper (Warwick Business School/UK) and his staff informed themselves about the history and structure of the Institute for SME Research.

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News & Updates
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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News & Updates
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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Press release
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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