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  • Diskussionspapiere 2029 / 2022

    The Influence of Start-up Motivation on Entrepreneurial Performance

    Predicting entrepreneurial development based on individual and business-related characteristics is a key objective of entrepreneurship research. In this context, we investigate whether the motives of becoming an entrepreneur influence the subsequent entrepreneurial development. In our analysis, we examine a broad range of business outcomes including survival and income, as well as job creation, expansion ...

    2022| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos, Claudia Stier
  • Diskussionspapiere 2018 / 2022

    German Financial State Aid during COVID-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact among Digitalized Self-Employed

    In response to strong revenue and income losses that a large share of the self-employed faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the German federal government introduced a €50bn emergency aid program. Based on real-time online-survey data comprising more than 20,000 observations, we analyze the impact of this program on the subjective survival probability. In particular, we investigate how the digitalization ...

    2022| Irene Bertschek, Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Caroline Stiel
  • Diskussionspapiere 2017 / 2022

    Let's Switch to the Cloud: Cloud Adaption and Its Effect on IT Investment and Productivity

    The advent of cloud computing promises to improve the way firms utilize IT solutions. Firms are expected to replace large and inflexible fixed-cost investments in IT with more targeted variable spending in cloud solutions. In addition, cloud usage is expected to increase the productivity of firms, as it allows them to quickly customize the IT they require to their specific needs. We assess these assertions ...

    2022| Tomaso Duso, Alexander Schiersch
  • Diskussionspapiere 2009 / 2022

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    2022| Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Diskussionspapiere 2002 / 2022

    Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed

    We investigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-employed people’s mental health. Using representative longitudinal survey data from Germany, we reveal differential effects by gender: whereas self-employed women experienced a substantial deterioration in their mental health, self-employed men displayed no significant changes up to early 2021. Financial losses are important in explaining these ...

    2022| Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
  • Diskussionspapiere 1988 / 2021

    Broadband and Productivity: Structural Estimates for Germany

    We study the impact of broadband availability on firms’ total factor productivity (TFP) using German firm-level data between 2010 and 2015. We adopt a control function approach to causally identify and separately estimate productivity for 46 two-digit manufacturing and service sectors. Over the sample period, broadband availability, measured by 16 Mbps transmission rates, more than doubled in German ...

    2021| Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Alexander Schiersch
  • Diskussionspapiere 1961 / 2021

    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 14 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 ...

    2021| Maksim Belitski, Christina Guenther, Alexander S. Kritikos, Roy Thurik
  • Diskussionspapiere 1960 / 2021

    The Productivity Puzzle in Business Services

    In Germany, the productivity of professional services, a sector dominated by micro and small firms, declined by 40 percent between 1995 and 2014. This productivity decline also holds true for professional services in other European countries. Using a German firm-level dataset of 700,000 observations between 2003 and 2017, we analyze this largely uncovered phenomenon among professional services, the ...

    2021| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
  • Diskussionspapiere 1924 / 2020

    Emergency Aid for Self-Employed in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

    The self-employed are among those facing the highest probability of strong income losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments in many countries introduced support programs to support the self-employed, including the German federal government, which approved a €50bn emergency aid program at the end of March 2020 offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing substantial revenue ...

    2020| Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Caroline Stiel
  • Diskussionspapiere 1903 / 2020

    COVID-19: A Crisis of the Female Self-Employed

    We investigate how the economic consequences of the pandemic, and of the government-mandated measures to contain its spread, affected the self-employed relative to employed individuals in Germany and, secondly, to what extent the female self-employed were more strongly hit than their male counterparts. For our analysis, we use representative, real-time survey data where respondents are asked about ...

    2020| Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
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