Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter

Managing Director

  • Articles and Papers in Academic Volumes

    Welter, F.; Baker, T. (2020): Moving Contexts Onto New Roads – Clues From Other Disciplines, in: IfM Bonn: Working Paper 03/20, Bonn.

    Welter, F. (2020): Contexts and gender – Looking back and thinking forward, in: IfM Bonn: Working Paper 01/20, Bonn.

    Brush, C.; Greene, P.; Welter, F. (2020): The Diana project: a legacy for research on gender in entrepreneurship, in: IfM Bonn: Working Paper 02/20, Bonn.

    Wadhwani, R.D.; Kirsch, D.; Welter, F.; Gartner, W. and Jones, G. (2020), Context, Time, and Change: Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research, in: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, early online, S. 1-17.

    Brush, C. G.; Greene, P. G.; Welter, F. (2020): The Diana project: a legacy for research on gender in entrepreneurship, in: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, early online 16.01.2020,

    Welter, F. (2020): Contexts and gender – Looking back and thinking forward, in: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 7-25.

    OECD/European Union, unter Mitwirkung von Sebastian Ptok, Susanne Schlepphorst und Friederike Welter (2019): The Missing Entrepreneurs 2019: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, OECD Publishing, Paris.

    Brush, C.; Edelman, Linda F.; Manolova, T.; Welter, F. (2019): A gendered look at entrepreneurship ecosystems, in: Small Business Economics, Volume 53, Issue 2, Special Issue: Women Entrepreneurs in Ecosystems, S. 393-408.

    Welter, F. (2019): The power of words and images: towards talking about and seeing entrepreneurship and innovation differently, in: Audretsch, D. B.; Lehmann, E. E.; Link, A. N. (Hg): A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, S. 179-196, Cheltenham.

    Welter, F. (2019): The Mittelstand: a Specific Entrepreneurial Profile of the Social Market Economy, Journal for Markets and Ethics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, S. 99-106, Warschau.

    Pahnke, A.; Welter, F. (2019): The German Mittelstand: Antithesis to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurship model?, in: IfM Bonn: Working Paper 01/19.

    Published in: Small Business Economics

    Pahnke, A.; Ettl, K.; Welter, F. (2018): Women-led enterprises in Germany: the more social, ecological and corporate responsible businesses? In: Ratten, V.; Dana, L.-P.; Ramadani (Hrsg.): Women Entrepreneurship in Family Business, Routledge Frontiers of Management, Band 15, S. 46-62.

    Pahnke, A.; Welter. F. (2018): The German Mittelstand: antithesis to Silicon Valley entrepreneurship?, in: Small Business Economics,

    Achtenhagen, L.; Haag, K.; Welter, F. (2018): The Role of Gender in Family-Business Research: A Systematic Review of the Literature, in: Ratten, V.; Dana, L.-P.; Ramadani, V. (Hrsg.): Women Entrepreneurship in Family Business, S. 31-73.

    Welter, F.; Baker, T.; Wirsching, K. (2018): Three waves and counting: the rising tide of contextualization in entrepreneurship research, in: Small Business Economics, Special Issue, Heidelberg, S. 1-12.

    Baker, T.; Welter, F. (2018): . 14, Issue 4, S. 357-426.

    Welter, F.; Xheneti, M.; Smallbone, D. (2018): Entrepreneurial resourcefulness in unstable institutional contexts: The example of European Union borderlands. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Online early, Volume 12, Issue 1, März 2018, S. 23-53., S. 23-53.

    Del Mar Fuentes-Fuentes, M.: Bojica, A. M.; Ruiz-Arroyo, M.; Welter, F. (2015): Innovativeness and business relationships in women-owned firms: The role of gender stereotypes, in: Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, März 2017, Vol. 34, Issue 1, Seite 63-76.

    Chlosta, S.; Welter, F. (2017): Context and Entrepreneurial Cognition, in: Brännback, M; Carsrud, A. (Hrsg.): Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind. Inside the Black Box: an Expanded Edition, S. 91-99.

    Baker, T.; Welter, F. (2017): Come on out of the ghetto, please -  Building the future of entrepreneurship research, in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 23 (2), 170-184.

    Welter, F.; Baker, T.; Audretsch, D.; Gartner, W. (2016): Everyday Entrepreneurship   A Call for Entrepreneurship Research to Embrace Entrepreneurial Diversity, in: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41 (3), 311-321.

    Welter, F. (2016): “Wandering between Contexts", in: Audretsch, D; Lehmann, E.: The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship, S. 213-227.

    Welter, F.; Gröschl, J. (2016): Unternehmer und Unternehmerinnen in Deutschland, in: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 16-17/2016 "Unternehmertum", S. 3-12.

    Carter, S.; Welter, F. (2016): Keeping It in The Family: Financial Rewards in Family Firms, in: Randerson, K.; Bettinelli, C.; Dossena, G.; Fayolle, A. (Hrsg.): Family entrepreneurship: rethinking the research agenda, London, S. 131-147.

    May-Strobl, E.; Welter, F. (2016): KMU, Mittelstand, Familienunternehmen: Eine Klarstellung, in: Hinterhuber, H.; Stahl, H.(2016): Erfolgreich im Schatten der Großen. Wettbewerbsvorteile für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen, S. 1–11.

    Stough, R., Welter, F.; Block, J.; Wennberg, K.; Basco, R. (2015): Family Business and Regional Science: Bridging the gap, in: Welter, F., Block, J.; Wennberg, K.; Basco, R., Stough, R. (2015): Family Business and Regional Development. Special Issue of Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(4) 208–18.

    Welter, F.; Alex, N. (2015): Researching Trust in Different Cultures, in: Lyon, F.; Möllering, G.; Saunders, N.K. (eds.): Handbook of Research Methods on Trust, 2. Auflage, Cheltenham, S. 75-85.

    Welter, F.; Xheneti, M. (2015): Value for Whom? Exploring the Value of Informal Entrepreneurial Activities in Post-Socialist Contexts, in: Mcelwee, G.; Smith, R. (ed.): Exploring Criminal and Illegal Enterprise: New Perspectives on Research, Policy & Practice (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, Volume 5) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 253 - 275.

    Welter, F.; Smallbone, D. (2015): Creative Forces for Entrepreneurship: The Role of Institutional Change Agents, in: IfM Bonn: Working Paper 01/15, Bonn.

    Schlepphorst, S.; Holz, M.; Welter, F. (2014):  Measuring the regulatory environment for SMEs – The case of Germany, in: OECD (Hrsg.): Regulatory Environment for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

    Brush, C.; de Bruin, A.; Welter, F. (2014): Advancing theory development in venture creation: signposts for understanding gender, in: Lewis, K.; Henry, C.; Gatewood, E.; Watson, J. (Hrsg.): Women’s Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century. An International Multi-Level Research Analysis, Cheltenham, S.11-31.

    Smallbone, D., F. Welter & J. Ateljevic (2014): Entrepreneurship in Emerging Market Economies: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives, in: International Small Business Journal 32(2), 113-116. Und Herausgabe des gesamten Special Issue.

    Welter, F., D. Smallbone, A. Slonimski, O. Linchevskaya, A. Pobol & M. Slonimska (2014): Enterprising families in a cross-border context: the example of Belarus, in:  M.T. Thanh Thai & E. Turkina (eds); Internationalization of Firms from Economies in Transition, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, S. 276-293.

    Sauka, A.; Welter, F. (2014): From the advanced transition environment to the international markets: key opportunities and challenges for MADARA cosmetics, in: Thanh Thai, M. T.; Turkina, E. (Hrsg.): Internationalization of Firms from Economies in Transition, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, S. 109-122.

    Welter, F.; Brush, C.; de Bruin, A. (2014): The gendering of entrepreneurship context, in: Institut für Mittelstandsforschung Bonn (Hrsg.): Working Paper 01/14, Bonn.

    Blackburn, R.; Welter, F. (2014): From idea to publication: managing the research process, in: Fayolle, A.; Wright, M. (Hrsg.): How to Get Published in the Best Entrepreneurship Journals. A Guide to Steer Your Academic Career, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, S. 72-93.

    Welter F. (2011): Contextualizing Entrepreneurship - Conceptual Challenges and Ways Forward , in: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Volume 35, 165-184.

    Welter, F.; Holz, M.; Icks, A. (2013): Bürokratiekosten für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen, in: Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, Die Kosten der Rtegulierung, 4/2013, Wien.

    Welter, F.; Sauka, A. (2013): Determinants of Business Insolvencies During Economic Growth and Recession in Latvia, in: Journal of Baltic Studies, 1-22.

    Welter, F.; García, M.-C. D. (2013): Gender identities and practices: Interpreting women entrepreneurs’ narratives, in: International Small Business Journal, Juni 2013, Vol. 31, Nr. 4, S. 304-404.

    Welter F.; Xheneti, M. (2013): Reenacting Contextual Boundaries-Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness in Challenging Environments, in: Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness: Competing with Constraints Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Volume 15, 149–183.

    Xheneti, M., D. Smallbone & F. Welter (2013): EU Enlargement Effects on Cross-border Informal Entrepreneurial Activities. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20(3), 314-328.