Without SMEs, the decarbonisation of the economy cannot succeed. This project develops new approaches for SME policy to promote a broad-based transformation to a climate-friendly economy.
The new APCC Special Report will be presented on 25 September. The report summarises the state of science on existing supply structures in Austria and shows how the supply of goods and services can be changed to enable climate-friendly living.
A new study examines the bureaucratic burden on businesses in Lower Austria. For this purpose, costs and time required for the fulfilment of different duties are measured and presented in a "bureaucracy burden index".
In order to adequately meet the demand for skilled workers, an analysis is needed that takes regional and sector-specific conditions into account. In cooperation with L&R Sozialforschung, the Austrian Institute for SME Research conducted the study "Sector-specific skilled labour situation in Vienna".
A new impact analysis systematically examines the achievement of objectives and the impact potential of the Swiss research funding programme "BRIDGE Discovery". The results will be used to strategically optimise the programme for the next funding period.
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.