SMEs (in) the future
In this research area, scientists at the IfM Bonn are investigating how sectors, company forms and the organization of companies are changing and how SMEs can implement sustainable value creation. This also includes the role and challenges of future technologies such as artificial intelligence and the associated skills.
Der Mittelstand (in) der Zukunft | 2024 Speeding up approval procedures
Many small and medium-sized businesses experience a dual transformation that involves significant investments in modernization and expansion. However, realizing these changes often requires going through lengthy and complex planning and approval processes, despite the promise of legal certainty.
Der Mittelstand (in) der Zukunft | 2024 Development of a foresight process for "SMEs"
The current multiple and, in some cases, unexpectedly occurring crises pose significant challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and SME policies. The task of applied SME research is to identify new challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at an early stage, enabling policymakers to make proactive decisions in support of the SME sector.