The 1st half of 2022 is characterised by strong price increases of +7.9%, expectations for the 4th quarter of 2022 are pessimistic. The detailed data and reports from the business cycle survey can be found here.
What are the characteristics, functions and advantages of interdisciplinary collaboration in applied research? What are the challenges and success factors? A study examines these questions using the ACR network as an example.
The study examines the wage and social costs of employment in Austrian agriculture, as well as in other agriculturally important, comparative EU countries, namely Germany, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Switzerland.
The industry analysis sheds light on the structure and economic importance of the industry, addresses the business situation and reflects the key developments and future challenges.
SME statistics updated: 99.6 % of all enterprises are SMEs. These 358,000 companies are employers for about two thirds of the workforce. Further current SME data can be found here.
Two research papers as part of the call "aws Digitalisation - trustworthy artificial intelligence" analyse the potential of AI in Austria for digitalisation with a focus on the areas of production, mobility and medicine on the one hand, and for climate protection on the other.
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.