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.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to an extensive economic standstill in Germany. In this dossier, the IfM Bonn regularly provides an overview of the effects in and on small and medium-sized enterprises.
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?