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Innovationstätigkeit von Familienunternehmen

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  • Werner, Arndt
  • Schröder, Christian
  • Mohr, Benjamin

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Familienunternehmen sind genau so innovativ wie Nicht-Familienunternehmen. Systematische Unterschiede gibt es jedoch in Hinblick auf die Innovationstreiber: Ein solcher ist die Unternehmensgröße. So hat sich gezeigt, dass kleinere Familienunternehmen verhältnismäßig große Innovationsvorteile aufweisen. Die Studie liefert auch Hinweise dafür, dass insbesondere ältere Familienunternehmen eine höhere Anzahl von FuE-Kooperationen eingehen. Zudem verkleinern Familienunternehmen seltener ihren Personalbestand. Dies wirkt sich ebenfalls positiv auf ihr Innovationsverhalten aus. Allerdings gibt es auch Faktoren, die das Innovationsverhalten von Familienunternehmen negativ beeinflussen: So zeigt sich, dass die Innovationsneigung in der Gründergeneration am höchsten ist, aber mit jeder nachfolgenden Generation signifikant abnimmt - zum Teil unter das Niveau von Nicht-Familienunternehmen.

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  • Werner, Arndt & Schröder, Christian & Mohr, Benjamin, 2013. "Innovationstätigkeit von Familienunternehmen," IfM-Materialien 225, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn.
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    1. Rammer, Christian & Spielkamp, Alfred, 2015. "Hidden Champions - Driven by Innovation: Empirische Befunde auf Basis des Mannheimer Innovationspanels," ZEW Dokumentationen 15-03, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Icks, Annette & Schröder, Christian & Brink, Sigrun & Dienes, Christian & Schneck, Stefan, 2017. "Digitalisierungsprozesse von KMU im Produzierenden Gewerbe," IfM-Materialien 255, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn.
    3. Pahnke, André & Kay, Rosemarie & Schlepphorst, Susanne, 2017. "Unternehmerisches Verhalten im Zuge der Unternehmensnachfolge," IfM-Materialien 254, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn.
    4. Welter, Friederike & Levering, Britta & May-Strobl, Eva, 2016. "Mittelstandspolitik im Wandel," IfM-Materialien 247, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn.

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    Keywords

    Familienunternehmen; FuE/Innovation; Innovation; R&D; family firm;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other

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