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Surveys: output

Survey findings

The CBR has produced a number of surveys on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises that have been published as books. They can be bought in hard copy from the CBR at the prices listed below by emailing publications@cbr.cam.ac.uk. Alternatively download the executive summary for free:

Cosh, A., Hughes, A., Bullock, A. and Milner, I. (2009) SME finance and innovation in the current economic crisis (31 pages)

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (2007) British Enterprise: thriving or surviving? SME growth, innovation and public policy 2001-2004
Price: £50.00 per copy (pb 124 pages)

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (2003) Enterprise Challenged: Policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002
Price: £5.00 per copy (pb 132 pages)

Cosh, A and Hughes, A (2000) British Enterprise in Transition
Price: £5.00 per copy (pb 112 pages) Download Summary

Cosh, A and Hughes, A (1998) Enterprise Britain.
Price: £5.00 per copy (pb 135 pages) Download Summary

Cosh, A and Hughes, A (1996) The Changing State of British Enterprise.
Price: £5.00 per copy (pb 103 pages) Download Summary

Cosh, A and Hughes, A (1992) The State of British Enterprise.
Out of Print Download Summary

Articles

Cosh, A., and Hughes, A., (2010), 'Never mind the quality feel the width: University-industry links and government financial support for innovation in small high-technology businesses in the UK and the USA' Journal of Technology Transfer, 35: 66-91

Book chapters

Bullock, A., Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2007) 'Finance for SMEs' in Cosh, A. and Hughes A. (eds.) British Enterprise: thriving or surviving? SME growth, innovation and public policy 2001-2004, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

Bullock, A. and Milner, I. (2007) 'Survey Design, response Bias and Sample Characteristics in the 2004 CBR SME Survey' in Cosh, A. and Hughes A. (eds.) British Enterprise: thriving or surviving? SME growth, innovation and public policy 2001-2004, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

Conference/Workshop presentations

Bullock, A. (2010) Presentation to 1st year Ph.D. students at JBS, 24 February 2010.

Cosh , A. and Zhang, J. (2010) 'Open innovation practices in UK Firms: a survey design' IfM, 24 May.

Milner, I. (2010) presentation to 1st year PhD students at JBS on 24 February 2010.

Surveys undertaken/survey instruments

  • SME Survey on the Credit Crunch
  • University-Industry Knowledge Exchange (HEI) survey Main survey
  • University-Industry Knowledge Exchange (HEI) survey Large UK firms survey
  • University-Industry Knowledge Exchange (HEI) survey Pilot survey
  • The Role of "Soft Companies" and Government R&D Contracts in Development of SMEs
  • CBR 2004 Panel survey
  • CBR 2004 New Firms survey
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Telephone
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Telephone survey
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Large Companies – Postal Survey (UK)
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Smaller Companies – Postal Survey (UK)
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Telephone survey(UK), by IFF Research on behalf of the CBR
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Telephone survey  (US), by the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, University of Iowa on behalf of the CBR
  • Pilot of the CIS4 questionnaire
  • Bullock, A., Cosh, L., Milner, I. CBR 2004 survey
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Large Companies – Postal Survey (UK)
  • Joint USA-UK Innovation Benchmarking Survey – Smaller Companies – Postal Survey (UK) Survey Instrument
  • Small and Medium Sized Business Survey 2002 - New Sample
  • Small and Medium Sized Business Survey 2002 - Old Panel
  • Small and Medium Sized Business Survey 2002 - short questionnaire
  • Small and Medium Sized Business Survey 2002 - long questionnaire
  • Pilot Analysis of the CIS3 Innovation Survey Instrument, a report to the DTI The Relationship between Training and Business Performance
  • Business Performance and the National Minimum Wage
  • Pilot survey on the Impact of Training on Business Performance
  • Pilot survey of 'The Third Community Innovation Survey' (CIS3)
  • Managed the mailing of 5 surveys under the Future of Professional Work project
  • Managed the mailing of a survey on High Tech CEOs and their businesses
  • Managed the mailing of 6 surveys under the Financing of SMEs in Western Europe project
  • Managed the mailing of a survey of Wholesale Insurance and Reinsurance Organisations in the London Market

Datasets created, software written

  • CBR et al. (2010) 'Survey of knowledge exchange activity by UK academics', 2005-2009 (SN6462)
  • CBR et al. (2010) 'Survey of knowledge exchange activity by UK businesses', 2005-2009 (SN6464)
  • CBR 2008 SME dataset
  • CBR 2004 and 2008 panel dataset
  • CBR 1997-2008 panel dataset
  • University-Industry Knowledge Exchange (HEI) business dataset
  • University-Industry Knowledge Exchange (HEI) academic dataset
  • CBR 2004 SME dataset
  • CBR 1991, 1997, 2004 matched dataset
  • UK-US Innovation Benchmarking matched dataset
  • Northern Ireland SME dataset (PEU)
  • NI and GB matched SME dataset
  • Midwife and Physiotherapist dataset (PEU)
  • UK Mergers 2001-2002 database
  • A created the CBRs SME database based on the 2002 survey.
  • 1997-2002 CBR SME database
  • 1992-2000 UK Mergers database
  • 1985-2000 UK Foreign Mergers database
  • Business Performance and the National Minimum Wage 2000
  • The Future of Professional Work
  • Wholesale Insurance and Reinsurance Organisations in the London Market
  • Financing of SMEs in Western Europe (UK)
  • Venture Capital in Western Europe (UK, Germany, Italy)

Archived datasets