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Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) First Follow-Up Methodology Report


David DesRoches


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Tom Barton


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Frank Potter


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Betsy Santos


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Zhanyun Zhao


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

April 4, 2008


Abstract:     
Although entrepreneurship is crucial to a capitalist economy, little information is available about U.S. businesses in their first years of operation. As part of an effort to gather more data on new businesses in the United States, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation sponsored the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS), a panel study of businesses founded in 2004 and tracked over their first few years of operation. The Foundation contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR) to conduct the KFS, which collects data about the nature of new business formation; characteristics of the strategy, offerings, and employment patterns; the nature of the financial and organizational arrangements of these businesses; and the characteristics of their founders.

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Keywords: business survey, business finances

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Date posted: April 5, 2008 ; Last revised: March 28, 2012

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DesRoches, David and Barton, Tom and Potter, Frank and Santos, Betsy and Zhao, Zhanyun, Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) First Follow-Up Methodology Report (April 4, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1116766 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1116766

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David DesRoches (Contact Author)
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )
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Tom Barton
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
United States
Frank Potter
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
United States
Betsy Santos
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
United States
Zhanyun Zhao
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
United States
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