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Externe Veröffentlichungen

Hier sind alle Publikationen zusammengestellt, die die IfM-Wissenschaftler extern veröffentlicht haben.

results: 177
External publication | 2020
Self-employment at the age of 65 and more – prevalence, structure and development trends, 1997-2017

In the past, the age of 65 was perceived by the population as the end point of working life and the beginning of the retirement phase so that the employment rates from this age on were very low.

External publication | 2020
Means-tested benefits for self-employed: permanent condition or intermezzo?

Sometimes not only employees but also self-employed persons get in a situation where they have to rely on means-tested benefits in addition to their earned incomes.

External publication | 2020
Context, Time, and Change: Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research

History can serve as a particularly important guide for understanding entrepreneurship in moments of change.

External publication | 2020
STAX 2018 - Digitalization in tax consulting

Digitization, i.e. the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), opens up a wide range of opportunities for companies to optimize production processes.

External publication | 2020
Data-based business models - opportunities and challenges for SMEs

For digital start-ups, data often represents a production factor right from the start. For established SMEs, data-based value creation is often only possible by transforming the existing business model.

External publication | 2020
Matching founders and funders in equity crowdfunding

In recent years, equity crowdfunding has established itself as a source of financing for start-ups. Private individuals can invest in these companies with a relatively low financial commitment.

External publication | 2019
Productivity of small and medium sized enterprises in Germany

The study examines the labor productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

External publication | 2019
Digitizing value chains: How SMEs can overcome their challenges

This paper gives some insights on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are challenged by the process of digitization and a brief overview of important measures that have been put in place to support SMEs in digitizing their businesses in Germany.

External publication | 2019
The Missing Entrepreneurs 2019

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2019 is the fifth edition in a series of biennial reports that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can ...

External publication | 2019
Crises of SMEs: challenges, developments, and resilience of women- and migrant-led companies

This study examines the process of a business crisis of small companies of all sectors of the economy in the Frankfurt/Main (Germany) area. Particular emphasis is laid on the challenges faced by migrant- and women-led companies.

External publication | 2019
SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland

SMEs and entrepreneurs play a crucial role in the Irish economy, with SMEs accounting for more than 70% of employment.

External publication | 2019
A gendered look at entrepreneurship ecosystems

Underlying entrepreneurship ecosystems is the implicit assumption that all entrepreneurs have equal access to resources, participation, and support, as well as an equal chance of a successful outcome (venture start-up).

External publication | 2019
Entrepreneurship and Context

"Entrepreneurship and Context" conveys the significant contribution Friederike Welter has made to entrepreneurship research in recent decades.

External publication | 2019
The power of words and images: towards talking about and seeing entrepreneurship and innovation differently

Words and images are powerful: they frame the ways we perceive what entrepreneurship and innovation is and what not.

External publication | 2019
Potentially Disruptive Innovations and Business Models

This study analyses how established SMEs respond to potentially disruptive innovations and business models in the course of increasing digitization.

External publication | 2019
Different strokes for different folks: The job satisfaction of the selfemployed and the intersection of gender and migration background

Migrant-run businesses are an important component of entrepreneurial ecosystems in Germany - One in ten of the companies in Germany is migrant-run.

External publication | 2019
Implementation aids Work 4.0 Use artificial intelligence for productive and preventive work design: Background knowledge and design recommendations for the introduction of 4.0 technologies

Small and medium-sized companies are faced with the major task of mastering the challenges of the digital transformation in the working world and using it as an opportunity. The increasing use of new 4.0 technologies based on artificial intelligence (AI) influences many areas of our work and everyday life.

External publication | 2019
The Mittelstand: a Specific Entrepreneurial Profile of the Social Market Economy

Today, micro and young entrepreneurs often no longer perceive themselves as medium-sized companies. At the same time there are many entrepreneurs who do not intend to employ other gainfully employed persons.

External publication | 2019
Different Strokes for Different Folks: Entrepreneurs' Job Satisfaction and the Intersection of Gender and Migration Background

Migrant enterprises comprise about 10% of all enterprises in Germany and are therefore a crucial part of the German economy and its entrepreneurial ecosystems.

External publication | 2019
The largest family businesses in Germany, key figures update 2018

As part of the study series "The largest family businesses in Germany", the IfM Bonn analyzed the balance sheet and P&L data of family businesses with annual sales of 50 million euros or more in winter 2018.