Robert Strohmeyer

Robert Strohmeyer
Universität Mannheim · Institut für Mittelstandsforschung

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Purpose Existing entrepreneurship literature has provided mixed evidence as to whether resource providers discriminate against female-led innovative start-up ventures in their resource commitment decisions either in terms of the likelihood or conditions of resource provision. While some studies revealed evidence indicative of negative discriminatio...
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This chapter discusses the intergenerational transmission of resources and work values from parents to the offspring. Semi-structured biographical interviews with ten families from Southern Germany revealed the following main transmission mechanisms: role models, parenting style, and social capital. Children viewed parents as their models and imita...
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We propose four papers that collectively contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of gender inequalities in entrepreneurship: they draw on different theoretical perspectives and conduct analyses at different levels of units: the first two papers will focus on macro-level conditions at country level, comparing how institutional and structura...
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Although scholars have long recognized the consequences of sex-based labor market segregation for gendered outcomes in conventional wage-and-salary employment, comparatively little is known about the implications for entrepreneurship. We call attention to implications stemming from manifestations at distinct levels of analysis, specifically to the...
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Der vorliegende Bericht stellt die Ergebnisse der Evaluation der BMBF-Fördermaßnahmen BioChance und BioChancePlus dar. Beide zielten als Vorläufer der Förderinitiative KMUinnovativ: Biotechnologie darauf ab, innovative und anspruchsvolle Forschungsvorhaben von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen in der Biotechnologie zu ermöglichen. Die beiden Förder...
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Der vorliegende Bericht stellt die Ergebnisse einer Systemevaluierung der Förderinitiative KMU-innovativ des BMBF dar. Die Evaluierung startete Ende 2008 und damit ein Jahr nach dem Beginn der Förderinitiative im Herbst 2007. Sie hatte zum Ziel, die Implementation, Zielerreichung und Wirkung der Förderinitiative sowie ihre Position in der Förderlan...
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This article explores the determinants of corruption in transition economies of the post-Soviet Union, Central-Eastern Europe, and Western industrialized states. We look in-depth at the East–West gap in corruption, and why entrepreneurs and small business owners become engaged in corrupt deals. Part of the answers lie in the country-specific formal...
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There are two phenomena in the field of female entrepreneurship that have not yet been adequately explained by previous research, namely (first) the “gender gap” in self-employment and (second) gender-specific occupational and industrial segregation, also in self-employment. The “gender gap” in self-employment refers to the phenomenon that despite...
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Using data from the World Business Environment Survey (2000), this study analyzes the determinants of corruption focusing on the country's institutional make-up and the role it plays for corrupt behavior of entrepreneurs. A cross-national comparison supports the hypothesis that the entrepreneurs' corrupt behavior is shaped by both formal (economic...
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Analyzing 1055 female- and 2207 male-owned businesses in Germany, we find that the former underperform the latter in terms of employment growth and firm innovativeness. Controlling for endogeneity, i.e. feedback effects between employment growth and innovation, we show that the lower employment growth in womenowned businesses is mainly due to women...
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The employment growth of small firms is an issueof interest to policy makers, but how gender affects this issue is littleexplored and the empirical studies yield mixed results. Thisstudyexamines the question whether female- or male-owned businessesgenerate more employment growth in small firms in Germany. Three major determinants of small venture g...
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Frauen mag vielleicht die Hälfte des Himmels gehören, doch in vielen wichtigen Bereichen des gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Lebens sind Frauen noch immer stark unterrepräsentiert. Dazu gehört, dass Frauen weit weniger häufig als Männer ein Unternehmen grMünden und fMühren. Der geringe Anteil von Frauen an den beruflich Selbstständigen ist...
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This study looks at the factors that can encourage the decision to take up self-employment and concentrates on the question of what role vocational training and the characteristics of the training firm play. The bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses are based on broad, representative cross-sectional surveys of economically active persons...
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Der vorliegende Beitrag beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, welche Faktoren die Gründungsaktivitäten von Frauen beeinflussen. Unser Forschungsansatz folgt hierbei einer „ressourcenorientierten Sichtweise“, die besagt, dass der Zugang zur beruflichen Selbständigkeit vor allem auf die zur Verfügung stehenden Ressourcen (Humankapital, finanzielles Kapital...
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Young research-intensive high-technology firms tend to cluster in regions, by establishing their companies nearby public scientific institutes, large industrial companies and venture capitalists. It is suggested that various factors such as low transaction costs, knowledge spillovers, and tacit knowledge flows which result from the spatial proximit...
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The ‘jack-of-all trades’ view of entrepreneurship posits that having a background in a large number of different fields increases the probability of becoming entrepreneur (Lazear, 2004). The intuition behind this is that entrepreneurs must have sufficient knowledge in a variety of fields to put together the many ingredients required for the surviva...
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Recent increases in women’s self-employment in (most) welfare states are accompanied by the expansion of women’s “atypical” or “non-standard” work (Lewis 2001). More specifically, self-employed women tend to practice part-time worksignificantly more often than men across Western, Eastern and Southern Europe (Strohmeyer & Tonoyan 2006). Against this...
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Previous work has not explicitly considered the heterogeneity of women’s self-employment when examining the effect of family characteristics (small children, partner’s status) on the entry into entrepreneurship (Budig 2006). Instead, empirical studies have rather pooled all types of women’s self-employment together, without considering the quality...

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*** Registration is still open until 14th of November! Link: http://www.forum-mittelstandsforschung.de/?page_id=1417 *** Online, Germany, November 16th/17th, 2020 *** 6th International Research Forum on Mittelstand It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the biennial conference which will be held digitally on November 16th/17th 2020. In its sixth edition, the conference aims to serve as a distinguished platform for developing academic articles in a structured, stimulating, challenging and friendly environment as well as for networking. Moreover, the forum promotes exchange with decision-makers. There will be an opportunity to discuss and reflect findings with invited entrepreneurs, family firm and hidden champion leaders. There will be unique publishing opportunities for submitting authors, as papers nominated for one of the three best paper awards and competitively selected papers will be invited to submit to one of the two special issues (Journal of Family Business Strategy [Impact Factor: 3.2] and The German Journal of Economic Geography [Impact Factor: 0.8]) which are connected to the conference. Moreover, there will be the opportunity to discuss your work with the editors of the field’s leading journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Family Business Strategy and Management Review Quarterly. The tracks are connected to various disciplines such as business studies, economics, sociology, psychology, geography and history. In addition to that, there will be two moderated panel discussions as keynote events; one with leading scholars and another with hidden champions. Furthermore, there will be plenty of room to network digitally and social evening events including the performance of a rock band, a digital escape room game and the broadcast of an e-sports challenge that is held uniquely for the conference! Important deadlines: November 14th, 2020 – Conference registration deadline for participants *** Conference Registration: http://www.forum-mittelstandsforschung.de/?page_id=69
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Goal: The CUPESSE project is dedicated to the comparative analysis of youth unemployment in Europe. By taking issues related both to the demand and supply sides into consideration, the project aims to obtain a comprehensive picture of the causes and consequences of unemployment among young people as well as to formulate policy strategies and recommendations for addressing this ever-growing issue. The project brings together a broad network of researchers and practitioners from the fields of economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.