Cambridge Centre for Business Research Survey of British and Japanese Entrepreneurs and their Businesses, 2000-2002


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The dataset is a collection of survey records from two surveys, one in Great Britain and one in Japan conducted in 2000 and 2002 respectively. The surveys focused on the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of high technology businesses and their entrepreneurial behaviour. Its main objectives were: to enhance understanding of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship by identifying and comparing personal and attitudinal characteristics of CEOs in different socio-economic contexts; to explore the interplay of the widely-recognised entrepreneurial drive for independence on the one hand, and various forms of interdependence on the other; through studying the increasingly important high technology small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector, to shed light on the processes of transformation of industrialised economies.

Main Topics:

The questionnaire covered the following topics: starting the business; developing the business; relations with other businesses; personnel management; personal business objectives.

One-stage stratified or systematic random sample

Postal survey

Metadata Access
Creator Whittaker, H., University of Cambridge, Centre for Business Research; Quince, T., University of Cambridge, Centre for Business Research
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2006
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Copyright A. Hughes, T. Quince and H. Whittaker; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Business and Management; Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Great Britain; Japan