Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) Baseline Methodology Report

88 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2007 Last revised: 25 Jan 2008

Janice Ballou

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Tom Barton

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

David DesRoches

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Frank Potter

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Zhanyun Zhao

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Betsy Santos

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Jaceey Sebastian

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Date Written: January 23, 2007

Abstract

Although entrepreneurial activity is an important part of a capitalist economy, only a small amount of data 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 new businesses founded in 2004 and tracked over their early 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 activity; 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.

Keywords: business surveys, business finances

Suggested Citation

Ballou, Janice and Barton, Tom and DesRoches, David and Potter, Frank and Zhao, Zhanyun and Santos, Betsy and Sebastian, Jaceey, Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) Baseline Methodology Report (January 23, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1024045 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1024045

Janice Ballou

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )

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Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
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Tom Barton

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )

P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
United States

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

Jaceey Sebastian

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )

P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
United States

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