The IfM Bonn offers a wide range of information about medium-sized businesses - from study results and statistical data to viewpoints, podcasts and YouTube videos.
In the dossiers, individual key topics are prepared in such a way that they provide a compact overview of the IfM Bonn's research results in the respective areas.
Mittelstand and European Union
Since 1 January 1993, the European single market has guaranteed the free movement of goods, services, capital and persons. This benefits, among others, small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany. Nevertheless, differences still exist between companies in Europe.
The middle class in Germany is diverse: crafts enterprises, service providers, freelancers, industrial companies and large family businesses are just as much a part of it as solo self-employed or tech start-ups. The prerequisite is that they meet the definition of the IfM Bonn. But how can SME policy do justice to this diversity?