Response Rates and Response Patterns among New Employers: Results from the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) (Presentation)

20 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2007

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Zhanyun Zhao

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Yuhong Zheng

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Frank Potter

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Date Written: June 19, 2007

Abstract

Economic growth is related to continued formation of new businesses. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation sponsors research focused on entrepreneurship and new business formation. The Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) is a national longitudinal survey of new businesses conducted for the Foundation by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR). This survey was designed to achieve completed interviews with an initial sample of 5,000 businesses formed in 2004, followed by annual surveys to collect data on the new business characteristics and financing needed to create and sustain them. Survey data will be available to researchers to improve their understanding of the dynamics of new businesses. MPR selected the sample using D&B data files and is using web-based and CATI data collection procedures to capture the information. The purpose of this paper is to describe the characteristics and determinants of response among this elusive population.

Keywords: Nonresponse, Establishment Surveys, Respondent Characteristics, Web-based Survey, CATI

Suggested Citation

Zhao, Zhanyun and Zheng, Yuhong and Potter, Frank, Response Rates and Response Patterns among New Employers: Results from the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) (Presentation) (June 19, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1026413 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1026413

Zhanyun Zhao (Contact Author)

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Yuhong Zheng

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

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