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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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Working Papers | 2020
The Diana project: a legacy for research on gender in entrepreneurship

The working paper provides a brief history of the evolution of the Diana Project and the Diana International Research Conference.

Working Papers | 2020
Contexts and gender – Looking back and thinking forward

The working paper shows how the gender context debate has developed from its initial focus on the contextualization of gender to the consideration of gender in context.

Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2020
What makes the Hidden Champions so successful?

Internationalisation and R&D activities characterise Hidden Champions.

IfM-Materialien | 2020
Determinant of regional start-up activities – A feasibility study

In view of regional differences in start-up activities the question about underlying reasons emerges. However, to shed light on those reasons there are several challenges to be overcome. The aim of this feasibility study is therefore to examine the means to overcome those challenges.

External publication | 2020
Context, Time, and Change: Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research

History can serve as a particularly important guide for understanding entrepreneurship in moments of change.

IfM-Materialien | 2020
Cross-company innovations in change: An opportunity for Mittelstand firms?

Nowadays, German Mittelstand firms are increasingly innovating across company boundaries. The study shows triggers, functionalities and challenges of this joint innovation development.

External publication | 2020
STAX 2018 - Digitalization in tax consulting

Digitization, i.e. the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), opens up a wide range of opportunities for companies to optimize production processes.

External publication | 2020
Data-based business models - opportunities and challenges for SMEs

For digital start-ups, data often represents a production factor right from the start. For established SMEs, data-based value creation is often only possible by transforming the existing business model.

External publication | 2020
Matching founders and funders in equity crowdfunding

In recent years, equity crowdfunding has established itself as a source of financing for start-ups. Private individuals can invest in these companies with a relatively low financial commitment.

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.

External publication | 2019
Productivity of small and medium sized enterprises in Germany

The study examines the labor productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

External publication | 2019
Digitizing value chains: How SMEs can overcome their challenges

This paper gives some insights on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are challenged by the process of digitization and a brief overview of important measures that have been put in place to support SMEs in digitizing their businesses in Germany.

Working Papers | 2019
The Effect of Migrants' Resource Endowments on Business Performance

This paper questions the stereotypical image of migrant-led companies as being less successful than native-led businesses.

External publication | 2019
The Missing Entrepreneurs 2019

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2019 is the fifth edition in a series of biennial reports that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can ...

External publication | 2019
Crises of SMEs: challenges, developments, and resilience of women- and migrant-led companies

This study examines the process of a business crisis of small companies of all sectors of the economy in the Frankfurt/Main (Germany) area. Particular emphasis is laid on the challenges faced by migrant- and women-led companies.

External publication | 2019
SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland

SMEs and entrepreneurs play a crucial role in the Irish economy, with SMEs accounting for more than 70% of employment.

Denkpapiere | 2019
Chinese Direct Investments in Germany: Opportunities and Risks for SMEs

With its many (medium-sized) technology leaders, Germany is increasingly attracting the interest of Chinese investors.

Working Papers | 2019
Emotions and Entrepreneurship Education: State of the Art and Future Research Agenda

In their contribution, Victor Pérez and Juha Kansikas not only give an overview of the results of previous research on "Entrepreneurship Education and Emotions" ...

Denkpapiere | 2019
The Renaissance of Protectionism: Impact on SMEs

This article examines the challenges facing internationally active SMEs in an environment increasingly characterized by trade policy conflicts and uncertainty.

IfM-Materialien | 2019
Determinants of SME financing across selected European countries

This study examines the impact on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) financing in nine selected European countries.