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.
Recent business cycle report for the division Information and Consulting
The focus of the analyses is on the review of the design, the processes and the impact indicators in the programme as well as the impact assessment of the programme.
A new study of the Austrian Institute for SME Research has analysed water sports and leisure activities on the water of Austrian people.
The Austrian Institute for SME Research has analysed active and especially passive support measures for long-term unemployed persons in selected European countries.
The report provides recent facts and figures as well as a focus on internationalisation activities of the Austrian creative industries.
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.