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Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) Third Follow Up Methodology Report


David DesRoches


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Frank Potter


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Zhanyun Zhao


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Betsy Santos


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

July 1, 2009


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 years of operation. The KFS collects data about the nature of new business formation; the characteristics of the strategy, offerings, and employment patterns; the nature of the financial and organizational arrangements of these businesses; and the characteristics of those who own and operate them. With the completion of the Third Follow-Up, the KFS has collected this information from the panel of diverse businesses over four years, providing a unique look at business dynamics over this formative period.

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Keywords: establishment surveys, entrepreneurship, business surveys

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Date posted: July 3, 2009  

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DesRoches, David and Potter, Frank and Zhao, Zhanyun and Santos, Betsy, Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) Third Follow Up Methodology Report (July 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1428953 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1428953

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