Hier sind alle Publikationen zusammengestellt, die die IfM-Wissenschaftler extern veröffentlicht haben.
External publication | 2014 Enterprising families in a cross-border context: the example of Belarus
The book chapter examines the nature of simple cross-border activities in one of the world's harshest environments for entrepreneurship - Belarus.
External publication | 2014 From the advanced transition environment to the international markets: key opportunities and challenges for MADARA cosmetics
Latvia, the country in which MADARA Cosmetics Limited was established, is located in Northern Europe on the coastline of the Baltic Sea. Latvia extends over an area of 64 589 square kilometres and has approximately 2 million inhabitants. Due in large measure to its favourable geographical location, Latvia has historically attracted the interest of many countries, mostly in the neighbouring area.
External publication | 2014 Engine of success - focus on German medium-sized businesses
For the study "Engine of Success - Focus on German SMEs", scientists from the Institute for SME Research (IfM) in Bonn, commissioned by GE Capital, evaluated the survey of companies with sales ranging from 20 million to one billion euros.
External publication | 2014 My Wage is Unfair! Just a Feeling or Comparison with Peers?
Why do some employees feel that their pay is unfair? Are wage comparisons with other people a plausible approach to the perception of injustice?
External publication | 2014 Are medium-sized companies taking advantage of their opportunities in the international market? Current results of the spring survey 2014 of the BDI/PwC panel of medium-sized businesses
As part of a long-term study on industrial SMEs in Germany, the IfM Bonn surveyed a fixed group of industrial companies for the 19th time in the spring of 2014 on their assessment of the economic situation and on topics relevant to daily politics and business management.
External publication | 2014 Entrepreneurial acting makes school - a didactically justified conceptional suggestion for a Entrepreneurship Education for the promotion of entrepreneurial thinking and acting
Entrepreneurial thinking and acting is currently a hotly debated topic in social and educational policy. Due to the weak representation of entrepreneurship in the German education system compared to other innovation-oriented countries, there is a particular need for curricularly applicable concepts to promote entrepreneurial thinking and acting in the school context.
External publication | 2014 The largest family businesses - spring survey 2014
As part of the study series "The largest family-owned companies in Germany", the IfM Bonn conducted a survey of around 400 of the 4,500 largest family-owned companies in spring 2014 for the fifth time. This time, the focus of the survey is on the companies' investment and financing activities.
External publication | 2014 From idea to publication: managing the research process
External publication | 2014 Bureaucratic costs for small and medium-sized enterprises
The smaller a company is, the more time is needed to fulfill bureaucratic tasks. From an economic point of view, however, it is important to create positive conditions for every size of company.
External publication | 2013 BDI Mittelstandspanel: Results of the online survey of SMEs - Autumn 2013
As part of a long-term study on industrial SMEs in Germany, the IfM Bonn surveyed a fixed group of industrial companies for the 18th time in autumn 2013 on their assessment of the economic situation and on topics relevant to daily politics and business management.
External publication | 2013 The largest family businesses - 4th key figures update
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 the fall of 2013.
External publication | 2013 Determinants of Business Insolvencies During Economic Growth and Recession in Latvia
Apart from reasons that influence insolvencies even in well-established market economies, such as company size and age, education, previous management experience and access to finance, specific environmental conditions play an important role in insolvencies of companies in transition economies. These include illegal and unethical behavior.
External publication | 2013 Dynamics in ICT cooperation networks in selected German ICT Clusters
Cooperations can be a sensible corporate strategy for companies in the innovation process to diversify costs and risks. In regional economics, it is assumed that the number of regional cooperations increases through regional clustering.
External publication | 2013 Reenacting Contextual Boundaries-Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness in Challenging Environments
The essay shows that temporal, historical, socio-spatial and institutional contexts not only influence and limit entrepreneurial behavior, but also give freedom of action.
External publication | 2013 Nonlinear evaluation of status and signal effects
The paper deals with the relative wage position of employees and examines whether a high status increases individual satisfaction or whether a lack of promotion opportunities reduces satisfaction.
External publication | 2013 The Extent of Collective Bargaining and Workplace Representation: Transitions between States and their Determinants. A Comparative Analysis of Germany and Great Britain
Collective bargaining and employee representation are becoming less and less important in many countries - but especially in Germany and Great Britain.
External publication | 2013 Collective Agreement Status and Survivability: Change and Persistence in the German Model
This paper examines the decline of tariff pegging in Germany using cross-sectional and longitudinal data from the IAB Establishment Panel.
External publication | 2013 Engine of success - focus on German medium-sized businesses
In continuation of the study "Engine of Success - Focus on German SMEs", the IfM Bonn has analyzed and evaluated the larger medium-sized companies in Germany for the year 2012 on behalf of the financial services company GE Capital.