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Externe Veröffentlichungen

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

results: 177
External publication | 2013
Entrepreneurial Business and Society

The publication provides an overview of current research in the field of entrepreneurship and small businesses - but especially of the interaction between the entrepreneur, the company and society.

External publication | 2013
Repatriates as entrepreneurs? - A theoretical analysis

Applying the jack-of-all-trades approach and the human and social capital theory, this conceptual contribution sheds light on the question of whether employees who have spent time abroad for professional reasons also have the skills and competencies to start a business upon their return.

External publication | 2013
Does the financial system affects early stage venture capital investments?

Improving access to finance is one of the key factors for increasing the number of innovative business start-ups with high growth potential. In this context, venture capitalists (VCs) have successfully dealt with the problems of financing innovative projects.

External publication | 2013
BDI Mittelstandspanel: Results of the online survey of medium-sized businesses - spring 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 17th time in the spring of 2013 to assess the economic situation and topics relevant to daily politics and business management.

External publication | 2013
Information asymmetries between transferor and successor - challenges and possible solutions using the example of management buy-ins in family businesses

Despite the increasing importance of succession arrangements outside the family, such as MBO and MBI, there are still major research gaps with regard to these succession options. Although information economics is a promising approach to gain a more profound understanding, it has not yet been sufficiently applied in this context.

External publication | 2013
Strategies and Policies to Support the Competitiveness of German Mittelstand Companies

The essay provides a literature overview of corporate strategies and support measures that contribute to the success of German medium-sized companies on national and international markets.

External publication | 2013
Medium-sized enterprises in Germany

As part of the international research cooperation "Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSEs) in Europe" with partners in Italy, France and Spain, the IfM Bonn has for the second time analyzed the economic and financial situation of medium-sized German manufacturing companies with 50-749 employees and annual sales of 15-330 million EUR on the basis of balance sheet data.

External publication | 2013
Nonlinear Evaluation of Status and Signal Effects

The paper uses German panel data to examine the effects of relative standing on individual satisfaction with the job, the propensity to change jobs, and intentions to start-up an enterprise in the near future. The relationship between relative wage positions and job satisfaction is inversely U-shaped.

External publication | 2013
The largest family businesses - spring survey 2013

As part of the study series "The largest family-owned companies in Germany", the IfM Bonn carried out a survey of around 400 of the largest family businesses for the fourth time in spring 2013.

External publication | 2013
Gender identities and practices: Interpreting women entrepreneurs’ narratives

Previous research has shown that current notions of femininity conflict with the role of the entrepreneur.

External publication | 2013
EU Enlargement Effects on Cross-border Informal Entrepreneurial Activities

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

External publication | 2013
The largest family businesses - 3rd key figures update, winter 2012/2013

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 2012/2013.

External publication | 2013
My Wage is Unfair! Just a Feeling or Comparison with Peers?

The article analyzes the connection between wage comparisons and the subjectively perceived fairness of wages. Based on the results of a large German household survey, it can be concluded that people who perceive their wages as unfair in the majority of cases also earn less than comparable persons with fair wages.

External publication | 2013
On the reform of the insolvency law in the area of residual debt discharge according to the government draft

In 1999, some 2.8 million households in Germany were considered over-indebted. Over-indebted persons, both consumers and the self-employed, can settle their old debts through out-of-court settlements, but also by legal means.

External publication | 2013
Medium-sized industrial companies assess economic policy conditions much better

The most important results of the twelfth survey wave of the BDI SME panel show that the economic activities of industrial SMEs have recovered with gratifying dynamism in autumn 2010.

External publication | 2012
BDI Medium-sized Businesses Panel - Fall 2012

As part of a long-term study on industrial SMEs in Germany, the IfM Bonn surveyed a fixed group of industrial companies for the 16th time in autumn 2012 on their assessment of the economic situation and on topics relevant to daily politics and business management.

External publication | 2012
The largest family businesses - Autumn 2012

As part of the study series "The largest family-owned companies in Germany", the IfM Bonn asked the opinion of the largest family-owned companies on the economic situation and current topics for the third time in autumn 2012.

External publication | 2012
Revisiting Procedural Utility: Evidence from European Survey Data

It is generally recognized that self-employed people are more satisfied in their job than employees. In the scientific literature this is regularly explained by the independence and autonomy of a self-employed person.

External publication | 2012
Nonlinear Effects of Comparison Income in Quit Decisions: Status versus Signal!

In the context of employee mobility, the question arises to what extent an employee's decision to terminate an employment contract depends on his relative wage position in the company. Previous studies on this problem have mainly investigated linear effects.

External publication | 2012
Relative Wage Positions and Quit Behavior: New Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data

In connection with the decision of employees to quit their previous job, the question arises whether the decision to quit depends more on status or future career prospects.