Policy Brief "Entrepreneurship in Focus"
The IfM Bonn and the Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. (FGF) jointly edit the policy brief "Entrepreneurship in Focus" (formerly "Mittelstand aktuell") since November 2016. On 2 pages, research results on current topics are presented together with recommendations for economic policy makers.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2019 Why the start-up culture in Silicon Valley is different
Looking at the influence of the start-up environment - independent of individual entrepreneurial activity - it can be seen that the environment in Germany promotes incremental-innovative start-ups.
Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2018 Innovation is more than research and development
Innovations without R&D are widespread in medium-sized companies. Beyond R&D, the focus of innovation activity is primarily on the development of incremental innovations.
Policy Brief "Unternehmertum im Fokus" | 2016 Start-ups pose new challenges for SME policy
Currently, start-ups in general are receiving a lot of attention. However, many of these start-ups do not consider themselves to be SMEs, even if they meet the criteria of the definition of SMEs.