The Austrian Institute for SME Research is an independent non-university research institute in the field of applied economics and social sciences. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a core area of our research activities.
In the current situation the Austrian Institute for SME Research has switched to teleworking. However, we remain available for you!
Calculations by the Austrian Institute for SME Research show that over 50% of SMEs have liquid reserves for a maximum of one month in the event of loss of income.
11% of Austrian companies belong to the creative industries. With 61% one-person companies, they are mostly small businesses. Further indicators on Austria's creative industries can be found in the recently published "Data Sheet on the Creative Industries 2019".
This evaluation lays the foundations for the new space strategy to be developed and the conception of the ASAP support programme so that the new challenges in the space policy field can be met even better in the future.
This new report shows that small and medium-sized enterprises continue to play a key role in the Austrian economy. The report includes a thematic focus on family businesses.
Since the foundation of the Austrian Institute for SME Research, studies and analyses have been carried out in several thematic areas, both on national and international level. Many of these research projects focus on the situation and development of SMEs but also consider the differences and specificities of large enterprises.
We study different forms of businesses (e.g. one-person businesses, hybrid entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurship, etc.) as well as their life cycles, business models and innovation activities.
The Austrian Institute for SME Research continuously monitors the economic development for numerous economic sectors and industries and has comprehensive databases at its disposal. In addition, in-depth studies are prepared on specific issues and analyses are offered at the level of sectors, regions and company sizes.
The Austrian Institute for SME Research conducts evaluations and impact analyses of measures, programmes and institutions in various policy areas at international, national and regional level.
SMEs are of central importance for the labour market. They provide the majority of jobs in Austria and Europe. From the companies' point of view, employees are probably the most important factor for competitiveness.