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How does self-employment affect pension income? A comparative analysis of European welfare states
The characteristics of self-employment in Europe have changed profoundly in the last decades. The share of solo self-employment has grown and individuals combine more frequently dependent employment with self-employment at the same time, or more often switch between dependent employment and self-employment. These developments heavily affect the pensions of the self-employed and therefore present a challenge for the old-age security systems of European welfare states. So far, there has been little comparative research ...
Was passiert im Gründercoaching?
Die vorliegende Studie exploriert die Rolle von Prozess- und Expertenberatung im Gründercoaching. Die Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Interviewstudie mit 44 Coaches zeigen, dass beide Modelle im Gründercoaching von Bedeutung sind, wobei deren Gewichtung sehr unterschiedlich ausfallen kann. Innerhalb des Prozessberatungsanteils gehen Coaches auf 17 verschiedene Themen ein, im Expertenberatungsanteil sind vier Themenbereiche relevant. Coaches setzen das jeweilige Beratungsmodell bewusst im Coachingprozess ein und reagieren ...
Explaining Chinese consumers’ green food purchase intentions during the COVID-19 pandemic: an extended theory of planned behaviour
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has strongly influenced consumers’ habits and behaviours, creating a more sustainable and healthier era of consumption. Hence, there is a potential for further expanding the green food sector in China. The theory of planned behaviour (TPB) is one widely used framework to explain consumers’ food choices. Considering consumers’ internal norms, their perceptions of green food attributes, and the shifting consumer behaviour, our study has extended the TPB framework (E-TPB) by adding ...
Status for the good guys: An experiment on charitable giving
We study the social status motive in an experiment at an art-house cinema in Germany where movie-goers can make monetary contributions to help the cinema become climate neutral. Our key result is that offering high contributors a “social status gift” that displays their good deed increases both the likelihood of a high contribution and mean contributions. It performs significantly better than previously studied mechanisms, such as the removal of anonymity, the provision of a reference point, or a neutral thank-you ...