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Research in the programme area "Enterprise development" analyses the conditions for the emergence of new businesses as well as the determinants of firm growth and transfer of companies. The broad spectrum of this programme area comprises four specific research fields, i.e. start-up research, internationalisation, company succession and growth thresholds (including business restructuring and insolvencies).

Start-up research examines all start-up-relevant research questions, from the decision to start a business to the success of a start-up.