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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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Facts and figures | 2021
Business size statistics 2019: Effects of the inclusion of persons in marginally employment in the business register on the SME key figures

The Federal Statistical Office has made methodological adjustments to the statistical business register that affect the SME share of the business stock, turnover and employment.

External publication | 2021
The CRADLE teaching methodology: deve-loping foreign language and entrepreneurial skills in primary school pupils

In recent years, a consensus has grown across the European Union that the acquisition of transversal skills—including foreign language and entrepreneurial skills—is key to the success of learners in their personal and professional life.

External publication | 2021
EntreComp at Work. The European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework in Action in the Labour Market: A Selection of Case Studies

Today’s world is characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Technological developments are redefining the nature of work, transferring tasks from humans to algorithms or robots. Demographic trends, globalisation, climate change, are also contributing to rapid transformations of labour markets.

External publication | 2021
EntreComp into Action: Get Inspired, Make it Happen

This guide is a tool for those individuals and organisations who wish to explore why, when and how they can use EntreComp, the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework.

External publication | 2021
Education for Social Change: The Case of Tea-cher Education in Wales

Entrepreneurial education offers valuable opportunities for teachers to foster and enhance creativity and action competence, which are also important for sustainability education. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is a leader in the development of entrepreneurial education in teacher education both in Wales and internationally.

Facts and figures | 2021
Development of start-up activities in districts and independent cities 2003-2019

Basierend auf der Gewerbeanzeigenstatistik untersuchen wir die Entwicklung des Existenzgründungsgeschehens in 401 Kreisen und kreisfreien Städten in Deutschland im Zeitraum 2003 bis 2019.

External publication | 2021
Unternehmer - Unternehmer – Begriff, Merkmale, Charakter, wissenschaftliche Forschung

What is the difference between entrepreneurs and salaried management? What forms of entrepreneurship do exist?

External publication | 2021
Unternehmer – wirtschaftswisswenschaftlich

Entrepreneurial activity already existed in the 3rd millennium BC. This is attested to by cuneiform inscriptions in contemporary Iraq.

External publication | 2021
Die Mittelstandspolitik nach Corona – für eine nachhaltige Zukunft

Covid 19, digitalisation, Green Deal – the Mittelstand will face great challenges in the coming years in addition to their sector and size-specific tasks.

External publication | 2021
Moving Contexts Onto New Roads – Clues From Other Disciplines

This paper responds to Welter’s (2011) call to pay more attention to the diversity of entrepreneurship in theorizing contexts by examining how places come to be understood as entrepreneurial.

IfM-Materialien | 2021
Fintechs: Opportunities for SME Financing?

The study examines the potential of fintechs for SME financing. Fintechs often bring together capital supply and demand more efficiently than banks.

Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2021
Entrepreneurship and knowledge as drivers of regional development in East Germany

East German regions, which had a relatively high density of private enterprises and a high qualification level of the workforce at the end of the GDR era, coped relatively well within the abrupt transition to a market economy more than 30 years ago.

External publication | 2021
A replication study on growth paths of young firms: Evidence from German administrative data

This replication study contributes to the lively debate about firm-specific growth paths of new firms. Utilizing rich German administrative panel data (i.e., 895,459 young firms that submitted a turnover tax preregistration form between 2001 and 2011), the study empirically revisits new firms’ growth paths as documented in the JBV Insights paper of Coad et al. (2015).

Working Papers | 2021
Female and male entrepreneurs in Germany: How did the coronavirus pandemic affect their businesses?

Restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have affected and continue to affect the operations of entrepreneurs. A wide range of support measures were designed to mitigate their consequences. This paper traces the economic development in the various sectors and provides an overview of the support measures.

Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2021
Succession as closure risk

Closures in the course of successions are a rare phenomenon. The analysis of businesses that were ready to be handed over and whose owners planned a handover in the period from 2012 to 2016 but closed down their business instead proves this.

IfM-Materialien | 2021
Founding success of academics in German univiersities - a process oriented perspective

Im Rahmen dieser Studie werden die Einflüsse auf den Gründungserfolg von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern an deutschen Hochschulen über einen Zeitraum von sieben Jahren analysiert.

External publication | 2021
Women’s innovation in Germany – empirical facts and conceptual explanations

The existing data regarding gender and innovation show that women are less likely to carry out technologically based product and process innovations than men.

External publication | 2021
Inventions and their commercial exploitation in academic institutions: Analysing determinants among academic

Institutions of higher education are considered to be an important source of innovation and thereby a key driver of economic growth and development. Consequently, efforts are made to facilitate technology transfer from universities into the market.

External publication | 2021
Innovation and women’s entrepreneurship – (why) are women entrepreneurs less innovative?

Empirical studies show an under-representation of women in innovative activities across all countries, however to date research is only starting to discuss gender influences on the innovativeness of persons or companies.

External publication | 2021
Different strokes for different folks: The job satisfaction of the selfemployed and the intersection of gender and migration background

Migrant enterprises comprise about 10 per cent of all enterprises in Germany and are therefore a crucial part of the German economy and its entrepreneurial ecosystems.