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    The Productivity Shock in Business Services

    In Germany, the productivity of professional services, a sector dominated by SME, declined by 40 percent between 1995 and 2014. Similar developments can be observed in several other European economies. Using a German dataset with 700,000 firm-level observations, we analyze this largely undiscovered phenomenon in professional services, the fourth largest sector of the business economy in the EU-15, ...

    In: Small Business Economics 59 (2022), 3, S. 1273–1299 | Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
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    Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

    The existential threat to small businesses, based on their crucial role in the economy, is behind the plethora of scholarly studies in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Examining the 15 contributions of the special issue on the “Economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship and small businesses,” the paper comprises four parts: a systematic review of the literature on the ...

    In: Small Business Economics 58 (2022), 2, S.593–609 | Maksim Belitski, Christina Guenther, Alexander S. Kritikos, Roy Thurik
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    Testing the Superstar Firm Hypothesis

    Firms with superior productivity, labeled superstar firms, are argued to be the link between rising concentration and the fall of the aggregate labor share in the US. This analysis confirms that similar evidence is found within the European context: the market share and firm size increase, whereas the labor share decreases with productivity. One of the much discussed mechanisms behind this development ...

    In: Journal of Applied Economics 25 (2022), 1, S. 583-603 | Caroline Stiel, Alexander Schiersch
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    Cost and Productivity Effects of Demographic Changes on Local Water Service

    We investigate the impact of demographic changes on local public services taking the case of water service. We apply a structural production function approach to a large panel of German water utilities between 2003 and 2014. Exploring variation of population density and the population age structure across service areas and over time, we provide evidence that demographics and their changes significantly ...

    In: Utilities Policy 79 (2022), 101435, 17 S. | Astrid Cullmann, Caroline Stiel
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    Emergency-Aid for Self-employed in the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

    The self-employed faced strong income losses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many governments introduced programs to financially support the self-employed during the pandemic, including Germany. The German Ministry for Economic Affairs announced a €50bn emergency-aid program in March 2020, offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing substantial revenue declines. By reassuring ...

    In: Journal of Economic Psychology 93 (2022), 102567, 16 S. | Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Caroline Stiel
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    COVID-19: a Crisis of the Female Self-Employed

    We investigate how the economic consequences of the pandemic and the government-mandated measures to contain its spread affect the self-employed — particularly women — in Germany. For our analysis, we use representative, real-time survey data in which respondents were asked about their situation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings indicate that among the self-employed, who generally face a higher ...

    In: Journal of Population Economics 34 (2021), S. 1141–1187 | Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
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    Industry Conversion Tables for German Firm-Level Data

    In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 240 (2020), 5, S. 677–690 | Steffi Dierks, Alexander Schiersch, Jan Stede
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    Microfirms and Innovation in the Service Sector

    In: Small Business Economics 55 (2020), 4, S. 997-1018 | David B. Audretsch, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
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    Prediction Based on Entrepreneurship-Prone Personality Profiles: Sometimes Worse than the Toss of a Coin

    The human personality predicts a wide range of activities and occupational choices—from musical sophistication to entrepreneurial careers. However, which method should be applied if information on personality traits is used for prediction and advice? In psychological research, group profiles are widely employed. In this contribution, we examine the performance of profiles using the example of career ...

    In: Small Business Economics 53 (2019), 1, S. 1-20 | Alexander Konon, Alexander S. Kritikos
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    Business Cycles and Start-Ups across Industries: An Empirical Analysis of German Regions

    We analyze whether start-up rates in different industries systematically change with business cycle variables. Using a unique data set at the industry level, we mostly find correlations that are consistent with counter-cyclical influences of the business cycle on entries in both innovative and non-innovative industries. Entries into the large-scale industries, including the innovative part of manufacturing, ...

    In: Journal of Business Venturing 33 (2018), 6, S. 742-761 | Alexander Konon, Michael Fritsch, Alexander S. Kritikos
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