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Surveys & databases

The CBR has executed postal, online, telephone and face-to-face surveys; and created and archived a wide range of databases. These have been managed by the Survey and Database Unit whose objectives are:

  • To ensure the efficient design, management and costing of CBR project surveys including the CBR biennial survey of small and medium sized enterprises.
  • To advise on questionnaire design, survey method, choice of sampling frames, and data inputting and cleaning procedures in CBR project surveys.
  • To advise on statistical software use with CBR datasets.
  • To archive data at CBR, and where appropriate organise the deposit of ESRC sponsored datasets with the UK Data Archive.

Associated research themes

Corporate growth


Survey methodology

Associated research projects

Agglomerative & Deglomerative Processes & Small Firms Development in Business & Professional Services

Analysis of Middle Market Firms

Assessing the Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME Survey)

Barriers to Innovation & Growth in High Technology SMEs: The Role of Absorptive Capacity

CIS4 & Oslo Manual Revision: Early Stage Pilot

Competition & Performance

Competition, Takeovers & Investment

Competitiveness & Productivity of the UK Design Engineering Sector

Competitiveness of the UK & its Multinational Companies

Contribution of Services & Other Sectors to Australian Productivity Growth 1995-2005

Corporate Law & Economic Performance

Corporate Rescue: Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

Corporate Responses to Macroeconomic Changes & Shocks

Design Study for a Survey of UK Management Practices

Evaluation of the Golden Key Package Component of the Small Business Initiative Funded by the British Bankers Association

Finance, Training & SME Performance: An Evaluation Study of the Small Business Initiative

Flexible Specialisation, Competitive Advantage & Business Structuring in the UK Computer Industry

Future of Professional Work

Globalising Behaviour of UK Firms in a Comparative Context

High Tech CEOs & Their Businesses

Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small & Medium Sized Enterprises

Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small & Medium Sized Businesses in the Cleaning & Security Sectors

Job Insecurity, Polarisation, Social Exclusion & Flexibility

Knowledge Exchange between Arts & Humanities and the Private, Public & Third Sectors

Knowledge Hub (UK~IRC)

Law & Finance in Emerging Markets

Manufacturing Strategy & Competitiveness

Missing Observations in Survey Data: An Experimental Approach

National Small & Medium Sized Business Surveys

Networks, Collective Learning and R&D in Regionally Clustered High-technology Small & Medium-sized Enterprises

New Modes of Innovation: Managerial & Strategic Business Practices & Open Innovation (UK~IRC)

Northern Ireland SME Benchmarking Survey

Role of Banks versus Venture Capital in Financing Small Enterprises in Successful European Regions

SME Finance & Innovation in the Current Economic Crisis

SME Performance & Policy

Start-up Finance: A Study of Micro Finance amongst Soft & Hard Companies

Structural Change, Competitive Advantage & the Regulation of the Media

Survey of National Health Service Reforms & the Working Lives of Midwives & Physiotherapists

Territorial Clustering & Innovative Milieux: Technology-based Firms in the Cambridge & Oxford Regions

UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC)

University-Industry Knowledge Exchange: Demand Pull, Supply Push & the Public Space Role of Higher Education Institutions in the UK Regions