Exit in German Mittelstand

Exit in German Mittelstand

For the past two decades, we can observe a gradual shift in ownership transfer in German Mittelstand from a strong preference towards family internal succession towards selling the business externally. Adopting the perspective of a sociology of ownership, I view the configuration of transfer to 

Entrepreneurial Group Dynamics

Entrepreneurial Group Dynamics

In this sociological research group, we understand entrepreneurship as collective action and draw attention to entrepreneurial groups as key social units involved in this collective action. Such entrepreneurial groups are constituted by a small number of family members, friends or former colleagues that jointly engage 

Solidarity with Solo-Selfemployed

Solidarity with Solo-Selfemployed

Solo self-employed are given special priority in the course of the emergency aid programs introduced by state and federal governments to support the German economy in times of the Corona pandemic. However, both the imposition of this program and its use are ambivalent with regard 

Collaborative Methods

Collaborative Methods

On a methodological level, I have broad experience with a wide range of qualitative methods: regularly engage in quantitative projects with outstanding partners; and explore the potential of cooperative, digital methods.  In particular, I have explored the potential of combining online-learning with crowd science and