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  • Workshop

    Workshop Economic and Psychological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Self-employed

    Based on various data sources, the workshop will examine the economic and psychological situation of the self-employed three years after the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Next to analyzing the immediate impact of the crisis, the workshop will address the adjustment measures taken by the self-employed and the long-term consequences. Possible research questions include what strategies the self...

    18.01.2023
  • Infographic

    Inflation is pushing real construction volume into negative territory

    10.01.2023
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Gender Parity on Top Boards Is Still a Far-off Goal, and It Is Time for Companies to Take Action: Editorial

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Philipp Alexander Thompson, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Number of Women on Boards of Large Companies Keeps Growing: Momentum from Inclusion Requirement, However, Is Waning

    The upward trend in women’s representation on executive and supervisory boards of major companies in Germany continued in 2022, although the overall momentum has slowed yet again. Growth on executive boards in particular has slowed, as the most recent DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer shows: Following a significant increase at the 200 largest companies from 2020 to 2021, there was only a one-percentage-point ...

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2023

    Corporate Reporting Provides Insight into Companies’ Commitment to Gender Equality

    Many companies in Germany must provide information beyond financial figures in their annual reports. For some years now, legislators have increasingly required information on non-financial aspects, such as the shares of women in leadership positions. Using a quantitative text analysis of annual reports, this second report in the 2023 DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer shows that the major publicly ...

    2023| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Philipp Alexander Thompson, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Externe Monographien

    Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Performance of Start-Ups

    Self-efficacy reflects the self-belief that one can persistently perform difficult and novel tasks while coping with adversity. As such beliefs reflect how individuals behave, think, and act, they are key for successful entrepreneurial activities. While existing literature mainly analyzes the influence of the task-related construct of entrepreneurial self-efficacy, we take a different perspective and ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2023, 41 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 15848)
    | Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos, Daniel Rodriguez, Claudia Stier
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    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 ...

    In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2023), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-06-08] | Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
  • Diskussionspapiere 2030 / 2023

    Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Performance of Start-Ups

    Self-efficacy reflects the self-belief that one can persistently perform difficult and novel tasks while coping with adversity. As such beliefs reflect how individuals behave, think, and act, they are key for successful entrepreneurial activities. While existing literature mainly analyzes the influence of the task-related construct of entrepreneurial self-efficacy, we take a different perspective and ...

    2023| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos, Daniel Rodriguez, Claudia Stier
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    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 ...

    In: The Journal of Technology Transfer im Ersch. (2023), [Online first: 2022-08-08] | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Remunicipalization, Corporatization, and Outsourcing: The Performance of Public-Sector Firms after Reorganization

    This article investigates the impact of reorganization on productivity within public-sector firms addressing the owners' composition, the board-management relationship, and the management's decision to outsource activities. Considering a large panel of 2,325 German municipally owned utilities between 2003 and 2014, firm-level productivity is estimated based on a control function approach. Contrary ...

    In: International Public Management Journal (2023), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-02-28] | Caroline Stiel
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