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Das IfM Bonn veröffentlicht seine Forschungsergebnisse vorrangig in den eigenen Publikationsreihen: Studienergebnisse werden als "IfM-Materialien" – oder in komprimierter Form als Denkpapier – herausgegeben. Ergebnisse aus dem Bereich Statistik erscheinen in der Reihe "Daten und Fakten". Diskussions- und Fachbeiträge aus allen Forschungsbereichen werden als "Working Papers" publiziert.

Daneben wurden bis 2012 ausgewählte Aufsätze in der Fachreihe "Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung" (Gabler Verlag) veröffentlicht. Unter "Externe Veröffentlichungen" finden sich zahlreiche Aufsätze von IfM-Wissenschaftlern, die in (referierten) Fachzeitschriften und in externen Publikationsreihen erschienen sind.

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IfM-Background-Paper | 2021
Commercial start-ups and company closings in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has a significant impact on economic activity in Ger-many. In view of the poor business prospects, the number of market entries (start-ups) should have decreased and the number of exits should have increased.

IfM-Background-Paper | 2021
Prospects for SMEs in the Covid 19 pandemic. Part 2: Challenges for Mittelstand Enterprises

The pandemic has been posing great challenges to Mittelstand businesses since spring 2020. While the focus was initially on the economic restrictions, over time the social and individual effects are also coming into view.

IfM-Materialien | 2021
Challenges related to Business Transfers: Companies between continuation and closure

The transfer of a business involves a multitude of challenges. Among them, it is essential to find a successor willing to take over the business to avoid a closure.

IfM-Background-Paper | 2021
Prospects for SMEs in the Covid 19 pandemic. Part 1: Challenges for SME policy

The demands of business associations and SMEs for a perspective on opening up the currently closed sectors of the economy are becoming louder and louder at the beginning of the second Corona pandemic year.

External publication | 2021
Digital B2B-Platforms - Status quo and Perspectives for the Industry in Germany

Compared to digital C2C platforms, B2B market segments are smaller and more specific. Therefore, network effects have a weaker impact on B2B platform mar-kets, which means that monopolisation tendencies are also lower.

Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2021
The (underestimated) potential of craft roll data for start-up and SME research

The business statistics of the Chambers of Skilled Crafts and Small Businesses hold a worthwhile data potential for start-up and SME research

External publication | 2021
A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Policy

This book makes the case for a change in the research agenda on entrepreneurship policy. An exemplary group of authors addresses the agenda for entrepreneurship policy researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field.

External publication | 2021
It´s right nearby: how entrepreneurs use spatial bricolage to overcome resource constraints

The mobilization of resources is an essential challenge for entrepreneurs. Existing research suggests that access to standard and high-quality resources is an important condition for entrepreneurial success, yet such resources are often out of reach for entrepreneurs.

Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2021
Income cuts and living standards in entrepreneurial households

Due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis, the self-employed are currently suffering considerable losses in sales and income. These income cuts affect not only the self-employed, but all members of households, who usually form an economic unit and support each other.

External publication | 2021
Internal and external successions in family firms: a meta-analysis

Despite much progress in the field of family business research, there is still no unequivocal quantitative evidence on how many family businesses are generally transferred within the family and how many are sold to non-family members.

External publication | 2021
The Impact of Brexit News and ECB's Announcements on Asset Prices: Theory, Empirical Findings and Policy Implications

This study elaborates on the impact of Brexit news on British pound exchange rates as well as the credit risk of UK and Eurozone companies.

External publication | 2020
Entrepreneurial resourcefulness in unstable institutional contexts – the example of European Union borderlands

This paper aims to understand entrepreneurial resourceful behavior in contexts characterized by difficult economic conditions and institutional changes.

Working Papers | 2020
Contextualization of Entrepreneurship Research

In the last decade, contextualization has matured into an important topic of entrepreneurship research and continues to attract great interest. However, from a methodological point of view, contextualization still seems to pose significant challenges.

IfM-Materialien | 2020
The income situation of the self-employed and their capability of retirement provision

We examine German administrative tax data and find that six in ten self-employed individuals obtain annual incomes of less than 10,000 Euro with their entrepreneurial activity. However, many of these self-employed achieve additional incomes or partners contribute to household income.

Chartbooks | 2020
The sucess of Business Foundations of Scientists in the Corona Pandemic

Within our study on the founding behavior of female scientists at German universities we analysed the effects of the current corona pandemic on the willingness to found a company and on the success of business foundation.

External publication | 2020
SME policies of selected EU member states during the corona pandemic

Despite differences in the concrete design, the EU countries studied have mostly implemented similar short-term (financing) measures.

External publication | 2020
Entrepreneurship and social market economy - (not) a contradiction?!

How much of a model is entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley? Is this entrepreneurship (still) in the sense of the social market economy - and thus desirable for Germany?

External publication | 2020
European SME-Action Programme

The European SME-Action Programme provides an analysis of the current situation and main challenges for European SMEs in six main policy areas: Better regulation, access to markets, access to finance, entrepreneurship, skills and training, and digitisation of SMEs.

Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2020
Foundation processes and the effect of crises

Crises have an accelerating effect on foundation processes. This is proven by the analysis of start-ups during the financial crisis of 2007/09 and could also apply in the Corona Pandemic.

IfM-Background-Paper | 2020
The corona pandemic as a chance for a forward-looking EU Mittelstand policy

The European Single Market is by far the most important sales and procurement market for Mittelstand businesses. Its harmonised regulatory system reduces transaction costs and gives companies access to a larger overall market.