In the light of rapidly changing environments and framework conditions there is a need to focus on new entrepreneurial challenges, new forms of self-employment as well as new types of entrepreneurs that will influence the SME sector in the future.

The research topics focus on the entire enterprise life cycle – from identifying the motivations of company founders, the genesis of start-ups, the growth period and the challenges associated with company succession and closure.

In addition, we analyse on a regular basis aspects of gender mainstreaming and diversity management in a variety of organisations.

Contact: Peter Voithofer

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