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Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn

Institut für Mittelstandsforschung Bonn ‒ IfM Bonn

Bonn, Germany

The Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn was established in 1957 as a foundation of private law at the initiative of then Minister of Economic Affairs (and later German Chancellor) Ludwig Erhard. It was founded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The institute provides comprehensive statistical information on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs or Mittelstand) in Germany, based on official and semi-official data as well as on its own survey-based data. It analyses the status quo, developments and problems of Mittelstand (SME) enterprises to produce recommendations for SME policies and to disseminate its research among the public. IfM Bonn adopts an applied research approach.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.ifm-bonn.org/

Address:
Maximilianstraße 20, 53111 Bonn, D-Germany

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
Germany, Europe
Operating languages
German

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1957
Age (years)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 66
Germany average
 38
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Ludwig Erhard (Minister of Economic Affairs (and later German Chancellor), Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Prof Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2020): Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2022
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 38
Germany average
 95
Global average
 42
2021
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 38
2020
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 31
% Female staff
2022
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 75%
Germany average
 57%
Global average
 53%
2020
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 64%
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 53%

Organisational performance

Publications
2021
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 38
Germany average
 86
Global average
 43
2020
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 42
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 31

Social

Followers (2022)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 607
Germany average
 10,723
Global average
 19,187
Followers (2021)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 542
Followers (2019)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 444
Followers (2022)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 329
Germany average
 11,462
Global average
 16,270
Followers (2019)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 91

Data notes

Last updated: 22/11/2022
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