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Die Schriftenreihe wurde Ende 2012 eingestellt.

results: 15
Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2012
Material employee participation - an option for medium-sized companies?

A number of positive effects are ascribed to material employee participation, i.e. both capital and profit sharing by employees.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2012
The emergence of works councils in small and medium-sized family businesses - A theoretical and empirical analysis of the determinants of works council formation by employees

Almost all employees are entitled to the option of setting up a works council. However, this possibility is used less frequently by employees in owner-managed companies than by those in management-run companies.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2009
Corporate Social Responsibility as a success factor of a stakeholder-oriented management strategy? Results of an empirical study

In the expert discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), it is assumed that the voluntary pursuit of public-interest objectives brings competitive advantages to companies. However, the evidence of success of this management concept has so far been limited to positive case studies.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2009
Can potential start-ups close the so-called succession gap in company takeovers?

Small family-owned companies are affected more than average by closures due to a lack of (internal or external) successors. According to the recommendations of various authors, one way to counteract this is to increasingly attract people who are looking to start a new business (potential founders).

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2009
Barriers to SME Access to Promotion of Foreign Trade and Investment - Some evidence from Germany

The aim of state foreign trade promotion is to reduce the size-related structural barriers to small and medium-sized enterprises in internationalizing their business activities. These include limited management capacities and limited organizational potential. These structural barriers mean that many SMEs find it difficult to establish their foreign business without neglecting their day-to-day business in their home market.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2009
Self-management as an instrument for the continuation of the company in insolvency proceedings

In 1999, the insolvency law was reformed with the aim of increasing the chances of insolvent companies to continue their operations. Reorganization options are on the one hand the own or external reorganization in the insolvency plan procedure and on the other hand the transferred reorganization in the regular procedure.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2008
Insolvency plan procedure - reorganization option for medium-sized companies

In 1999, the legislator carried out a fundamental reorganization of the insolvency law, the primary objective of which was to make it more conducive to restructuring. For the first time, reorganization and liquidation were presented as equal alternatives to insolvency processing.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2007
The pros and cons of material participation of employees in the success and capital of companies

In his speech at the Economic Forum of the Tuttlingen District Savings Bank on November 30, 2005, Federal President Köhler spoke out in favor of reviving the idea of material employee participation.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2007
Successful companies in the industry - analysis of influencing factors based on the BDI panel of medium-sized companies

For a long time, economists have been trying to identify the central factors of corporate success. Especially in view of the rapidly changing framework data for companies in the age of globalization, which require strategic adjustment measures at ever shorter intervals, the identification of a recipe for success would be desirable.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2007
EDP-supported methods of knowledge management in the personnel policy of small and medium-sized enterprises

The study deals with the diffusion and strategic importance of computer-aided knowledge management systems in German medium-sized businesses. The resource-oriented approach is chosen as the theoretical frame of reference.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2007
Second chance? Hurdles and obstacles in the implementation of restarts

The attitude towards failed entrepreneurs and the resulting institutional regulations of a society determine the extent to which previously failed entrepreneurs get a new chance.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2007
Insolvency plan procedure - reorganization option for medium-sized companies

In 1999, the insolvency law was fundamentally reorganized. The primary objective was to make the law more conducive to restructuring: for the first time, restructuring and liquidation were presented as equivalent alternatives to insolvency processing.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2006
Foreign trade promotion for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Federal Republic of Germany

Germany has a complex and differentiated system of foreign trade promotion. Frequently, an uncoordinated and intransparent coexistence of the various funding agencies and government levels can be observed. Based on the economic theory of federalism, the author analyses the problems and advantages of the federal support system.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2006
Need and practice for advice on business successions

According to cautious projections, it can be assumed that between 4,000 and 5,000 companies prepare or carry out their succession every year with the support of professional consultants.

Schriften zur Mittelstandsforschung | 2006
Business start-ups in Rhineland-Palatinate - new starting points for exploiting the start-up potential of women

The IfM Bonn has been commissioned by the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to identify all economically motivated measures ...