Entrepreneurship Databases

Rogoff, E. (2012). Entrepreneurship Databases: Illuminating Processes, Describing Phenomena and Steering Research. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 2(4), pp. -. https://doi.org/10.1515/2157-5665.1086 

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Entrepreneurship at Baruch

Entrepreneurship Research

  • Kauffman Firm Survey
    • The Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) is a panel study of 4,928 businesses founded in 2004 and tracked over their early years of operation, through 2011. The survey focuses on the nature of new business formation activity; characteristics of the strategy, offerings, and employment patterns of new businesses; the nature of the financial and organizational arrangements of these businesses; and the characteristics of their founders.
  • Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
    • The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) research program is designed to enhance the scientific understanding of how people start businesses. The projects provide valid and reliable data on the process of business formation based on nationally-representative samples of nascent entrepreneurs, those active in business creation. PSED I began with screening in 1998-2000 to select a cohort of 830 with three follow-up interviews. A control group of those not involved in firm creation is available for comparisons. PSED II began with screening in 2005-2006, followed by six yearly interviews. The information obtained includes data on the nature of those active as nascent entrepreneurs, the activities undertaken during the start-up process, and the characteristics of start-up efforts that become new firms.
  • Global Accelerator Learning Initiative
    • A collaboration between the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Emory University, the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative has been made possible by its co-creators and founding sponsors, including the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Omidyar Network, The Lemelson Foundation and the Argidius Foundation. Further support has been provided by the Australian Government, the Kauffman Foundation, and Stichting DOEN.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
    • GEM is a consortium of national country teams, primarily associated with top academic institutions, that carries out survey-based research on entrepreneurship around the world. GEM is the only global research source that collects data on entrepreneurship directly from individual entrepreneurs! GEM’s Adult Population Survey provides analysis on the characteristics, motivations and ambitions of individuals starting businesses, as well as social attitudes towards entrepreneurship. The National Expert Survey (NES) looks at the national context in which individuals start businesses. The unique GEM tools and data benefit numerous stakeholder groups:
  • SBA open datasets
    • All SBA data sets that have been made available to the public to date. 
  • Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons (SBO) - The Survey of Business Owners (SBO) provides the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.

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