• Germany edition
 
Hundreds of great job opportunities for foreign professionals at Germany's top employers - in cooperation with Monster, Experteer, Stepstone, and CareerBuilder.
What
Where
3,492
jobs available
Find English-speaking professionals with The Local.
Advertise a vacancy
Firms run by women 'less likely to go broke'
Photo: DPA

Firms run by women 'less likely to go broke'

Published: 16 Oct 2012 10:32 CET

Experts also suggest this could be because they tend to head firms with smaller budgets.

Generally, female-led firms grow more slowly than those headed by men, but were less likely to go under, the study showed. This was not just the case in Germany, but also in France, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Poland, and the UK, the Frankfurter Rundschau daily reported on Tuesday.

Woman managers had, the study showed, a more holistic approach towards the concept of success. Personal satisfaction, independence and the compatibility of private and personal life tended to be a higher priority for women managers than for male ones.

Experts at the German Institute for Economic Research linked the findings to the theory that in smaller businesses – where there are more female bosses than in large companies – women managers were less inclined to take risks.

This was not down to the fact that spending money cautiously was a female trait, more that female bosses tended to lead companies with less cash to play around with, the experts said.

Women managers in large companies with more financial wiggle-room were found to make equally risky investments as their male counterparts. But there were fewer women to assess when judging larger companies in Germany, as just eight percent of people managing businesses with over 100 employees are women.

While women remain under-represented on directorial boards in Germany, the country is a European forerunner for female self-employment. Nearly 40 percent of the country’s freelancers are women. This figure is beaten only by Austria.

The Local/jcw

The Local (news@thelocal.de)


Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article:

The comments below have not been moderated in advance and are not produced by The Local unless clearly stated. Readers are responsible for the content of their own comments. Comments that breach our terms and conditions will be removed.

ADD YOUR COMMENT   (YOU MUST LOG IN OR REGISTER TO MAKE A COMMENT)
Your German Career
What do German bosses need to do to get more out of their staff? Frankfurt-based business consultant Justin Bariso has this advice.
Germany's Federal Employment Agency has identified the job sectors the country is most short of workers for. JobTalk looks at where the vacancies lie.
Students at German universities have shown themselves to be a risk-free lot in a survey by Ernst & Young. The civil service is their most popular choice of future profession, while job security is valued above all else.
Jenny Core, originally from Bolton, England, shares her tips in this week’s My German Career on being an artist in Berlin. The 27-year-old exhibits her work regularly in the city, including next to a Turner Prize shortlister.
In this week's JobTalk, Tanya Schober, who is originally from India, talks us through her journey to German citizenship.
In this week's My German Career, Anupama Gopalakrishna, who is originally from Bangalore in India, tells The Local about her new life in Frankfurt.
German Employment News
The Local speaks to experts from the German startup scene to find out how to get a job at a freshly-minted technology company.
Volkswagen hopes to put more robots to work as it says goodbye to its retiring baby boomer employees, the company's chief of human resources wrote in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Monday.
The jobmesse deutschland (Job Expo Germany) is rolling into Berlin on Saturday as part of its annual 18-city tour. Here's why you should go if you're looking for a job in Germany.
A new study shows more and more immigrants are starting businesses in Germany, bringing some much-needed entrepreneurial spirit to the country.
It’s not quite as romantic as the Nanny Diaries, nor is it as magical as Mary Poppins. But being an au pair in Germany can be fun, as Emma Anderson finds out.
What kind of companies are hiring foreigners in Germany? And which type of firm should you target for your next career move? Recruitment expert Chris Pyak reveals all to JobTalk.

IELTS Examiners – British Council China
The British Council is recruiting a team of IELTS examiners to be based in one of our four main cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Chongqing. This presents an exciting opportunity for new or current IELTS examiners to work in one of the world’s largest and most dynamic English language assessment environments
FULL JOB AD »

Zalando SE
Berlin
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

Zalando SE
Berlin
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

GE Capital
DEU-Bavaria-Oberhaching / München-82041
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

StepStone Deutschland GmbH
Düsseldorf
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

Zalando SE
Berlin
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

Celesio AG
Stuttgart
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

ENGINEER-ING – eine Marke der JOB AG
Köln
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

Celesio AG
Stuttgart
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

METRO AG
Düsseldorf
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14

Spairliners GmbH
Hamburg
Stepstone
Added 10/22/14