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.
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.
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 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 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.
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" ...
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.