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Externe Veröffentlichungen

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

results: 177
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
Score with intangible incentives

Classic incentives are no longer sufficient to attract and retain employees in the long term. Intangible incentives that increase employee motivation are also becoming increasingly important.

External publication | 2014
Medium-sized businesses in global competition

Foreign trade is of extraordinary importance for a developed economy like Germany. Growth and employment depend to a considerable extent on the foreign trade activities of companies in Germany.

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.