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Participation in external events Entrepreneurial goal in the Mittelstand

Family entrepreneurs more often rank their independence, the satisfaction of their staff, the maintenance or creation of jobs, and ecological goals as "very important business goals" than managers in companies that are not Mittelstand. "At the same time, however, personal motives such as securing one's income and assets also have an impact on entrepreneurial goals in the Mittelstand companies", reported Dr André Pahnkein his speech "Importance of meta-economic business objectives in the German Mittelstand" in the Research Forum "Family Business, Sustainable Commerce and Industries" in Paris at the beginning of June.

Based on a survey, Dr André Pahnke,Prof. Dr Friederike Welterand Michael Holz analysed the goal systems of Mittelstand companies and compared them with those of manager-led companies.

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