Hier sind alle Publikationen zusammengestellt, die die IfM-Wissenschaftler extern veröffentlicht haben.
External publication | 2011 The Acceptance of Earnings Losses After Voluntary Mobility, Economics – The Open-Access
Most economic theory rules out changes towards lower wages, since these are usually limited to wage or income maximization. For this reason, little is known so far about whether job changers also accept wage deductions in the case of a voluntary change of employer.
External publication | 2011 Short-Time work in German Firms
As a result of the economic crisis in 2008/2009, Germany experienced a relatively small increase in unemployment compared to other OECD countries. An important instrument for avoiding redundancies during the crisis was the use of short-time working.
External publication | 2011 Risk provisioning still not a matter of course
The article summarizes the research results of the IfM Bonn on unplanned succession and shows that risk provision for this type of succession is still not a matter of course in family businesses.
External publication | 2011 The largest family businesses - spring 2011
Within the framework of the study series "The largest family-owned companies in Germany", the IfM Bonn has for the first time in spring 2011 gathered the opinion of the largest family-owned companies on the economic situation and current topics.
External publication | 2011 The generation change in the middle class in demographic change
The number of people aged between 30 and 50 years will decrease by about 15% between 2010 and 2020. Since company successors have so far mainly come from this age group, it is questionable whether there will be enough people in the future who will be interested in taking over medium-sized companies.
External publication | 2010 BDI medium-sized companies panel - autumn 2010
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 12th time in autumn 2010 to assess the economic situation and topics relevant to daily politics and business management.
External publication | 2010 The largest family businesses - autumn 2010
As part of the study series "The largest family-owned companies in Germany", the IfM Bonn determined key business figures for the largest family-owned companies for the first time in autumn 2010 by analyzing balance sheet and P&L data.
External publication | 2010 Restarts: Do new start-ups offer more opportunities than risks for previously failed self-employed people?
The goal of the study was to examine whether the repeated establishment of a company offers previously failed self-employed persons opportunities for a professional existence that secures their livelihood or whether it further aggravates existing financial problems.
External publication | 2010 Company fluctuation: Current trends in foundation and liquidation
This article provides an overview of the fluctuation situation in the German corporate sector. Between 2004 and 2008, start-up activity in Germany declined steadily, while preliminary calculations for 2009 indicate an increase for the first time.
External publication | 2010 BDI medium-sized companies panel - spring 2010
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 11th time in spring 2010 to assess the economic situation and topics relevant to daily politics and business management.
External publication | 2010 The insolvency plan procedure - Increasing importance in the restructuring of insolvent companies
This article highlights the advantages of the insolvency plan procedure compared to the transferred restructuring. In the plan procedure, comparatively high satisfaction rates of the creditors are achieved.
External publication | 2010 Report on the situation of medium-sized businesses in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen 2009
On behalf of the Senator for Economics and Ports, the IfM Bonn together with Rambøll Management Consulting has written a report on the situation of small and medium-sized businesses in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in 2009.
External publication | 2010 Lack of skilled workers in medium-sized businesses: What needs to be done
As various company surveys of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) show, there is increasing evidence of shortages of skilled workers, which affect SMEs even more than large companies and particularly affect companies that compete internationally.
External publication | 2010 Sales and personnel policy of medium-sized companies under the sign of demographic change - An empirical stocktaking
The population in Germany will age considerably in the coming decades and shrink in numbers. This article examines the level of information and the activities that companies have initiated with regard to the ageing society.
External publication | 2010 Duration of regular insolvency proceedings of companies
This article provides information on the time period that creditors in insolvency proceedings have to wait for a distribution from the debtor's assets. On average, regular insolvency proceedings against legal entities last four years, and those against natural persons two years.
External publication | 2009 Demographic change and the sales-political adaptation measures of small and medium-sized enterprises
The ageing of the population in Germany will lead to a significant change in the sales markets in the near future. Since small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) rarely practice strategic management systematically, it can be assumed that SMEs will be less active in adapting to future changes.
External publication | 2007 The middle class in the Federal Republic of Germany: An economic stocktaking
The IfM Bonn, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, has published the report "Der Mittelstand in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. An Economic Stocktaking".