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Springer signs book series deal with Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V.

Interdisciplinary series focuses on entrepreneurship and small business ownership

New York | Heidelberg, 11 November 2014

© Förderkreis-Gründungsforschung e.V.Springer has signed a deal with the Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V (FGF), the foremost organization of professors of entrepreneurship and small business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to publish a new series entitled “FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.” The series strengthens both Springer’s portfolio of business publications, as well as the reach of the work of FGF members.

“We are pleased to be working with Springer, a publisher known for its high quality content and its international reach,” said Professor Andreas Kuckertz, member of the steering committee of the FGF. “We are excited for the opportunities this new partnership brings to us. It will be an excellent platform to showcase the important work of our researchers, and extend our core mission to promote independent entrepreneurship.”

FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship includes works from management, finance, innovation, marketing, economics, sociology, psychology and related areas, reflecting the breadth of different approaches to small business and entrepreneurship research. Because small business and entrepreneurship phenomena occur at various levels of analysis, the series will look at individuals, organizations, networks, economies and societies. The book series thus serves as a vehicle to help academics, professionals, researchers and policy makers disseminate and obtain high quality information. The first title for the series is already signed, and is expected to release by early Summer 2015.

Prashanth Mahagaonkar, Business and Economics Editor at Springer who brokered the deal said, “We are proud to support FGF, the largest community of entrepreneurship and small business researchers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship is a valuable addition to Springer’s portfolio of publications in these fields. Through the presentation of timely research from across the globe, using a wide-variety of methodologies, this series will help guide relevant policy directives useful for the 21st century economy.“

Springer Science+Business Media ( a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,400 new books in 2013, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2013, Springer Science+Business Media generated sales of approximately EUR 943 million. The group employs more than 8,000 individuals across the globe.

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