237 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2008 Last revised: 28 Mar 2012
Date Written: April 4, 2008
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.
Keywords: business survey, business finances
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116766 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1116766