The Working Papers of the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn offer a way to pre-publish manuscripts before scientific publication. The series is designed to open up ongoing research to a broad audience for discussion.
Whilst internationally, the Mittelstand in Germany is admired and many countries try to emulate it, the current debate in Germany praises the Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship, contrasting the Mittelstand as low-growth, low-tech and non-innovative – in short: as a hindrance to Germany’s economic future.
Published in: Small Business EconomicsAbstract Full Version Publisher
The advent of significant advances in neuroscience has produced the capacity to examine the human brain at a profound level, yet the academic and practical value of existing evidence based on neuroscience techniques and methods within the field of entrepreneurship remains unexplored.
Published in: Handbook of Research Methodologies and Design in NeuroentrepreneurshipAbstract Full Version Publisher
Young firms are known to grow at a faster rate than incumbents. With administrative firm data from Germany, we show that the higher growth rates indeed translate into upward mobility within the firm size distribution.
Published in: Journal of Industry, Competition and TradeAbstract Full Version Publisher
(Why) does the sex ratio in top-management positions in large family and nonfamily businesses differ? Using a unique data set and estimating (fractional) logit regressions we show that the female share in top-management positions in family businesses exceeds the one in nonfamily businesses.Abstract Full Version
The study’s aim is to show whether and to what extent services of entrepreneurial value will be provided by arts incubators to nurture fine artists to meet market requirements to make a living in the arts.
Published in: Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the ArtsAbstract Full Version Publisher
This paper utilizes German tax data to present evidence about the direct and indirect effcts of new firm formation. Cohort analysis is applied to investigate survival, sales, inputs, and value added of start-up firms.
Published in: Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth. Entrepreneurial GrowthAbstract Full Version Publisher