Challenges for the German Mittelstand – Updated Views from Entrepreneurs in 2019

What topics are enterprises of the German Mittelstand considering in the foreseeable future? For the third time, the IfM Bonn examines future challenges for German Mittelstand from the entrepreneur's point of view. The study is based on a representative company survey on the perception of bureaucracy at the turn of the year 2018/2019. The German Mittelstand sees, in particular, the necessity to deal with legal framework conditions. In addition, digitalization is perceived as an opportunity more strongly than two years ago and is taken up in the corporate strategy. The German Mittelstand sees further challenges in providing qualified employees, in innovation and growth plans as well as a greater competitive pressure.

Kranzusch, P.; Icks, A.; Levering, B.; unter Mitarbeit von Pasing, P. (2019): Herausforderungen für den Mittelstand – Update der Unternehmersicht 2019, in: IfM Bonn, IfM-Materialien Nr. 279, Bonn.

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