Das IfM Bonn veröffentlicht seine Forschungsergebnisse vorrangig in den eigenen Publikationsreihen: Studienergebnisse werden als "IfM-Materialien" – oder in komprimierter Form als Denkpapier – herausgegeben. Ergebnisse aus dem Bereich Statistik erscheinen in der Reihe "Daten und Fakten". Diskussions- und Fachbeiträge aus allen Forschungsbereichen werden als "Working Papers" publiziert.
Daneben wurden bis 2012 ausgewählte Aufsätze in der Fachreihe "Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung" (Gabler Verlag) veröffentlicht. Unter "Externe Veröffentlichungen" finden sich zahlreiche Aufsätze von IfM-Wissenschaftlern, die in (referierten) Fachzeitschriften und in externen Publikationsreihen erschienen sind.
IfM materials | 2020 The income situation of the self-employed and their capability of retirement provision
We examine German administrative tax data and find that six in ten self-employed individuals obtain annual incomes of less than 10,000 Euro with their entrepreneurial activity. However, many of these self-employed achieve additional incomes or partners contribute to household income.
Chartbooks | 2020 The sucess of Business Foundations of Scientists in the Corona Pandemic
Within our study on the founding behavior of female scientists at German universities we analysed the effects of the current corona pandemic on the willingness to found a company and on the success of business foundation.
External publication | 2020 SME policies of selected EU member states during the corona pandemic
Despite differences in the concrete design, the EU countries studied have mostly implemented similar short-term (financing) measures.
External publication | 2020 Entrepreneurship and social market economy - (not) a contradiction?!
How much of a model is entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley? Is this entrepreneurship (still) in the sense of the social market economy - and thus desirable for Germany?
External publication | 2020 European SME-Action Programme
The European SME-Action Programme provides an analysis of the current situation and main challenges for European SMEs in six main policy areas: Better regulation, access to markets, access to finance, entrepreneurship, skills and training, and digitisation of SMEs.
Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2020 Foundation processes and the effect of crises
Crises have an accelerating effect on foundation processes. This is proven by the analysis of start-ups during the financial crisis of 2007/09 and could also apply in the Corona Pandemic.
IfM-Hintergrundpapier | 2020 The corona pandemic as a chance for a forward-looking EU Mittelstand policy
The European Single Market is by far the most important sales and procurement market for Mittelstand businesses. Its harmonised regulatory system reduces transaction costs and gives companies access to a larger overall market.
IfM-Hintergrundpapier | 2020 Exit from the shutdown – how the "Mittelstand" businesses can optimally survive the coronavirus pandemic crisis
Mittelstand businesses in Germany are not only of great economic importance, but within the framework of the social market economy, they also fulfil an important stabilising function for social cohesion.
IfM-Hintergrundpapier | 2020 Preliminary assessments of the IfM Bonn on the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the “Mittelstand” businesses in Germany
In the past, the German “Mittelstand” businesses has proven to be stabilizing in times of crisis, due to their stronger long-term orientation compared to management-led companies, but also due to their overall lower dependence on foreign markets.
IfM materials | 2020 Challenges of apprenticeship in micro-enterprises
Developments on the apprenticeship market show not only a declining number of apprentices in establishments with less than ten employees, but also that fewer and fewer micro-enterprises are offering apprenticeships at all.
External publication | 2020 Employment hybridization - spread and development in Germany
The working world has changed a lot in the last decades. This is expressed not only in a significant increase in part-time work, but also in a significant increase in so-called employment hybridization.
External publication | 2020 Data for Mittelstand Companies in Germany at the IfM Bonn
This article presents the publicly accessible data sets of the Institute for Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn.
External publication | 2020 Times are a Changin’? The Emergence of New Firms and Rank Reshuffling
Young firms are known to grow at a faster rate than incumbents. With administrative firm data from Germany, we show that the higher growth rates indeed translate into upward mobility within the sector-specific firm size distribution.
External publication | 2020 A research note on entrepreneurs’ financial commitment and crowdfunding success
Established early stage investors decide to invest in new ventures after evaluating the propensity of success and the risk of failure.
External publication | 2020 Why the self-employed are happier: Evidence from 25 European countries
Using survey data from 25 European countries, we can show that in most of the countries the self-employed are more satisfied with their jobs than employees. This paper aims to discuss the reasons why this is the case.
Chartbooks | 2020 Challenges of the German Mittelstand during the corona pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic and the measures associated with it pose particular challenges for German SMEs. The IfM Bonn has examined these challenges within the framework of a special edition of the survey “Zukunftspanel Mittelstand“.
IfM materials | 2020 The societal impact of German Mittelstand: Conceptual considerations
This study conceptually explores the societal impact of Mittelstand companies. It aims to analyse the societal role of the German Mittelstand beyond measurable effects (CSR, CC) and to develop a basis for subsequent empirical studies.
External publication | 2020 Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory
This book shows that the ongoing contextualization of entrepreneurship research should not simply generate a proliferation of unique theories – one for every context – but can instead result in better theory construction, testing
Working Papers | 2020 Geographical Contexts of Entrepreneurship: Spaces, Places and Entrepreneurial Agency
The article focuses on contexts of entrepreneurship, in particular geographical contexts, and entrepreneurial agency.