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) (2020): Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2018): Friederike Welter
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 40
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
2018
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 33
2016
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 32
% Female staff
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
53% 
Germany average
47% 
Global average
42% 
2017
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
35% 
% Female researchers
2019
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
23% 
Germany average
41% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 25
Germany average
 147
Global average
 6,666
2016
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 1,611
2015
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 1,616

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 444
Germany average
 7,866
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2019)
Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn
 91
Germany average
 2,640
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2020
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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