Think tank

Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn

Institute for SME Research Bonn ‒ IfM Bonn

Bonn, Germany

The Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn was established in 1957 as a foundation of private law on the initiative of Ludwig Erhard, the Minister of Economic Affairs (and later German Chancellor). Founders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The institute's task is to analyse the status-quo, development and problems of Mittelstand companies and small and medium-sized enterprises, to develop recommendations for SME policies and to disseminate its research results to the general public. The institute is independent in its research activities. The research activities are assigned to four programme areas: Ongoing Economic Observation (General situation, development and overall economic significance of SMEs). SMEs, Society and State (Interaction between these three groups). Development processes of SMEs, incl. entrepreneurship research (Various phases in the life cycle of a company, e.g. foundation, growth thresholds including insolvency/restructuring and transfer). Strategic Management (Different managerial aspects and individual company issues).

Contact details

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

Address:
Maximilianstraße 20, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

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

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Founded by
Founders: Federal Republic of Germany, Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2020): Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2021
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 38
Germany average
 109
Global average
 75
2020
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 31
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 40
% Female staff
2021
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 1%
Germany average
 0%
Global average
 0%
2020
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 64%
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 53%
% Female researchers
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 23%
Germany average
 42%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 42
Germany average
 75
Global average
 33
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 31
2018
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 25

Social

Twitter
Followers (2021)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 542
Germany average
 9,210
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 444
Followers (2019)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 91
Germany average
 2,797
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: German Think Tank Directory, Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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