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  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Local Currency Pricing by Firms: Evidence from China’s Renminbi (RMB) Reforms

    This paper examines the impact of RMB internationalization reforms on invoicing currency choices of firms exporting to China. Using detailed French customs data spanning 2011-2017, it documents three novel stylized facts on RMB adoption and suggests a novel mechanism that drives the self-selection of firms into RMB invoicing. Additionally, it provides causal estimates of the impact of RMB use on...

    20.09.2023| Sonali Chowdhry, DIW Berlin
  • Research Project

    Scaling up of SMEs

    The project seeks to identify the share of productive and fast-growing firms in the economy, their characteristics such as sector, location (urban/rural, low-density, high-density, etc.), size and age since formation, and their growth performance. Furthermore, it will be analyzed - as far as the data situation allows - which factors contribute to the success.

    Current Project| Entrepreneurship
  • Diskussionspapiere 2051 / 2023

    Collaborative Investor Engagement with Policymakers: Changing the Rules of the Game?

    Applying universal ownership theory and drawing on multiple-case studies, this article analyzes what drives institutional investors to engage with government entities and what challenges they find in the process. We relied on document analysis and conducted twelve semi-structured interviews with representatives from asset owners, asset managers, investor associations, and academia. We identify a trend ...

    2023| Camila Yamahaki, Catherine Marchewitz
  • Infographic

    Industrial electricity prices in Germany have risen sharply

    20.09.2023
  • Diskussionspapiere 2043 / 2023

    Diversify or Not? – The Link between Global Sourcing of ICT Goods and Firm Performance

    Our paper contributes to the discussion about Europe’s digital sovereignty. We analyze the relationship between firm performance and the diversification of sourcing countries for imported ICT goods. The analysis is based on administrative data for 3888 German manufacturing firms that imported ICT goods in the years 2010 and 2014. We find that firms that diversify the sourcing of ICT goods across multiple ...

    2023| Alexander Schiersch, Irene Bertschek, Thomas Niebel
  • DIW Weekly Report 25 / 2023

    On the Way to Climate Neutrality: Scenarios Can Facilitate the Transition of Companies and the Financial Sector

    In its Federal Climate Change Act, Germany has committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2045. To do so, companies from both the industrial and the service sectors must adjust their production and business practices, and financial institutions must adjust their evaluation criteria. In many cases, this requires a new strategic direction and investments in climate-neutral products, business models, ...

    2023| Fernanda Ballesteros, Alexandra Hüttel, Karsten Neuhoff, Catherine Marchewitz
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The internationalisation of R&D: Past, Present and Future

    In this perspective paper we discuss major trends that will shape the internationalisation of business R&D in the future. New scientific discoveries will provide new opportunities to innovate; the growing scientific capabilities in emerging economies will create new hot spots for relevant knowledge; new research activities will emerge from the need to combat climate change; digital technologies including ...

    In: International Business Review 33 (2024), 1, 102191, 10 S. | Bernhard Dachs, Sara Amoroso, Davide Castellani, Marina Papanastassiou, Max von Zedtwitz
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Who Is AI Replacing? The Impact of Generative AI on Online Freelancing Platforms

    This paper studies the impact of generative AI technology on the demand for online freelancers using a large dataset from a leading global freelancing platform. We focus on how the release of generative AI tools affects various freelance jobs that require different skills or software. Our findings indicate a 21 percent decrease following the ChatGPT introduction in the number of job posts for...

    17.01.2024| Jonas Hannane, DIW Berlin
  • Diskussionspapiere 2067 / 2024

    The Non-linear Impact of Risk Tolerance on Entrepreneurial Profit and Business Survival

    Entrepreneurs tend to be risk tolerant but is more risk tolerance always better? In a sample of about 2,100 small businesses, we find an inverted U-shaped relation between risk tolerance and profitability. This relationship holds in a simple bilateral regression and also when we control for a large set of individual and business characteristics. Apparently, one major transmission goes from risk tolerance ...

    2024| Melanie Koch, Lukas Menkhoff
  • Externe Monographien

    Access to Digital Finance: Equity Crowdfunding across Countries and Platforms

    Financing entrepreneurship spurs innovation and economic growth. Digital financial platforms that crowdfund equity for entrepreneurs have emerged globally, yet they remain poorly understood. We model equity crowdfunding in terms of the relationship between the number of investors and the amount of money raised per pitch. We examine heterogeneity in the average amount raised per pitch that is associated ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2023, 27 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 16679)
    | Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Alexander S. Kritikos, Jonas Löher
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