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IfM-Materialien | 2020 Challenges for the German Mittelstand – Updated Views from Entrepreneurs in 2019

What topics are enterprises of the German Mittelstand considering in the foreseeable future? For the third time, the IfM Bonn examines future challenges for German Mittelstand from the entrepreneur's point of view. The study is based on a representative company survey on the perception of bureaucracy at the turn of the year 2018/2019.

SMEs see in particular the need to deal with legal framework conditions. In addition, digitization is perceived as an opportunity to a greater extent than two years ago and is taken up in corporate strategy. SMEs see further challenges above all in securing skilled labor, in innovation and growth projects, and in increased competitive pressure.

Kranzusch, P.; Icks, A.; Levering, B.; unter Mitarbeit von Pasing, P. (2019): Herausforderungen für den Mittelstand – Update der Unternehmersicht 2019, IfM Bonn: IfM-Materialien Nr. 279, Bonn.


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