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Externe Veröffentlichungen

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

results: 177
External publication | 2016
Challenges of Industry 4.0 for mittelstand businesses

Despite the high economic potentials associated with Industry 4.0, medium-sized manufacturing companies are still relatively reluctant to approach the topic. In particular, the evaluation of large data streams for the optimization of process flows or for downstream services is hardly used.

External publication | 2016
Keeping It in The Family: Financial Rewards in Family Firms

Income in entrepreneurial families is characterized by uncertainty regarding the amount and timing of income. In addition, they can be attributed to both the business and the family and cannot be fully recorded, as they include both cash assets and the goods and services that are consumed.

External publication | 2016
SME, medium-sized business, family business: A clarification

It is not the size of a company that determines whether it belongs to a medium-sized company or not.

External publication | 2016
Family Business and Regional Science: Bridging the gap

The paper examines not only the regional role of family enterprises in terms of what family enterprises contribute to regional economic development ...

External publication | 2016
BDI/PwC Mittelstandspanel - autumn 2015

As part of a long-term study on medium-sized industrial companies in Germany, the IfM Bonn surveyed a fixed group of industrial companies for the 22nd time in autumn 2015 to assess the economic situation and topics relevant to daily politics and business management.

External publication | 2015
Selbstständigen-Monitor 2014: Self-employed in Germany 2011 to 2014

This report examines the development of the self-employed and start-ups in Germany in the period 2011 to 2014 on the basis of the microcensus. The total number of self-employed fell from 5,011,000 to 4,947,000 in the period under review.

External publication | 2015
Context, Process and Gender in Entrepreneurship

The book places special emphasis on the behavior of individuals and groups in different contexts. At the same time it looks at individuals and structural factors that shape entrepreneurial activities and small business.

External publication | 2015
Researching Trust in Different Cultures

Trust is not an "objective" phenomenon that can be easily measured and whose understanding is identical in all cultures and states. The understanding and meaning of the term "trust" is rather related to the respective society and is a context-dependent phenomenon that poses problems for measurement and empirical analysis.

External publication | 2015
Italy – Key Issues and Policies

The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the structure and performance of SME and entrepreneurship activity in Italy, the business environment and framework conditions for SMEs and entrepreneurship, the strategic framework and delivery arrangements for policy, national SME and entrepreneurship programmes and the local dimension of the policy.

External publication | 2015
CSR: Opportunities and risks

As resources become scarcer, the interest of politics and research has recently focused increasingly on new concepts of economic action. Behind this are catchwords such as green economy and entrepreneurs with social and societal responsibility.

External publication | 2014
The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship

Research in entrepreneurship has been booming, with perspectives from a range of disciplines and numerous developing schools of thought. It can be difficult for young scholars and even long-time researchers to find their way through the lush garden of ideas we see before us.

External publication | 2014
Demo offensive - Using demographic change offensively for medium-sized businesses

The effects of demographic change require a changed work and trust culture as well as innovative personnel and organizational management in small and medium-sized companies.

External publication | 2014
Working poverty of the self-employed - Does gender play a role?

The article analyzes the income situation of self-employed persons, with a special focus on the self-employed in basic security (receipt of unemployment benefit II).

External publication | 2014
On the way to gender-specific models in start-up research

The number of women entrepreneurs is not only growing rapidly worldwide - they also make a significant contribution to employment, innovation and economic growth.

External publication | 2014
Social sustainability of cooperatives in traditional crafts

The sub-project "Social Sustainability of Cooperatives in Traditional Handicrafts" examines the work and functioning of cooperatives in textile handicrafts against the background of the cultural conditions of the rural Berber areas around Marrakech.

External publication | 2014
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Market Economies: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

Entrepreneurship increasingly is becoming a global phenomenon, although its nature, extent and contribution to economic development varies according to the context in which it occurs.

External publication | 2014
Enterprising families in a cross-border context: the example of Belarus

This chapter explores the nature of simple entrepreneurial cross-border activity in one of the harshest environments for entrepreneurship in the world, namely Belarus, where private business activity is tolerated rather than encouraged. As in other post-Soviet countries, following legislative changes in the late 1980s making it legally possible for non-state enterprises to exist, the early 1990s saw an explosion of entrepreneurial activity in Belarus, albeit in the absence of a comprehensive legal and institutional framework.

External publication | 2014
From the advanced transition environment to the international markets: key opportunities and challenges for MADARA cosmetics

Due to its geographical location, Latvia has always been of great interest to other countries, but especially to its neighbors.

External publication | 2014
EU Enlargement Effects on Cross-border Informal Entrepreneurial Activities

Border regions have various forms of entrepreneurial activities and offer many examples of informal entrepreneurial activities that have developed and endure due to their respective border location.

External publication | 2014
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Market Economies: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

Entrepreneurship is increasingly becoming a global phenomenon, although its form, scope and contribution to economic development varies depending on the particular environment.