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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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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.

External publication | 2021
Entrepreneurship Education: Definition - Theory - Perspectives

This anthology captures the current discussion about entrepreneurship education in the context of economic education in Germany.

External publication | 2021
Conceptual and disciplinary genesis of entrepreneurship education

Entrepreneurship education is a diverse and interdisciplinary field of teaching and research.

IfM-Background-Paper | 2021
Mittelstand policy during and after the Covid 19 pandemic

During the pandemic, Mittelstand policy is above all a policy of acute crisis management for the Mittelstand economy.

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
Perspectives for Mittelstand businesses 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.