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Finding Data: Data on Businesses - Europe


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    Businesses - United Kingdom ::

  • Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS)
    Ongoing project that aims to provide feedback from enterprises on the state of the private sector in participating countries by assessing the constraints to private sector growth. A primary goal is to capture indicators of the business environment and firm-state interaction. Objective is to obtain feedback from enterprises in client countries on the state of the private sector as well as to help in building a panel of enterprise data that will make it possible to track changes in the business environment over time. This allows for evaluation of the state of the private sector and also for impact assessments of reforms. Through interviews with firms in the manufacturing and services sectors, the survey assesses the constraints to private sector growth and is used to develop a knowledge base of indicators that are comparable across countries. Condcuted in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008/2009, and 2012-2015.

  • Community Survey on ICT Usage (e-commerce) of Enterprises (2002+)
    Eurostat results from surveys on the usage of information and communication technologies in enterprises.

  • Corporate Taxation and United Kingdom Firm Productivity, 1995-2008
    Purpose was to consider differences in the reaction of businesses to the same tax change, including the effect of financial constraints on firms, and the drivers of productivity growth for service sector firms. It combined United Kingdom data with that for other European countries. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Employment Practices of Multinational Companies in Organisational Context, 2005-2006
    Aimed to investigate employment practices in multinational companies' operations in the United Kingdom, and explored how these are influenced by organizational characteristics. Follow up study is Surveying Employment Practices of Multinationals in Comparative Context: Integrating and Differentiating National Systems, 2006-2010. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Enterprise Surveys
    Company-level data on 130,000+ firms in 135 countries (emerging markets and developing economies). Data are used to create indicators that benchmark the quality of the business and investment climate across countries. Also known as "Micro-Enterprise Survey", "Financial Crisis Survey", "Investment Survey", "Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey", and "Informal Survey". Registration is required.

  • European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (2009, 2014)
    Asks those 'who know best' about safety and health in establishments about the way safety and health risks are managed at their workplace, with a particular focus on psychosocial risks, i.e. work-related stress, violence and harassment. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Adult Population Survey Data Set, 1998-2012
    Designed to capture various aspects of firm creation and entrepreneurship across countries.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM): Expert Questionnaire Data, 1999-2003
    Designed to capture various aspects of firm creation and entrepreneurship across countries. Seeks to measure the national attributes considered critical for new firm births and small firm growth.

    Sample Size: 4,685 experts from over 38 countries and 3 subnational regions: Hong Kong, Shenzhen (China), and Taiwan.

  • Offshoring and Outsourcing Innovation? The New Challenge for Multinationals, 2007-2010
    Western multinationals are now increasingly locating their research and development (R&D) activities in the emerging economies of China and India. This offshoring of innovation raises the following questions for policy makers and multinational firms: 1) What is the extent and nature of outsourcing and offshoring innovation, especially to emerging economies like India and China? 2) What are the main drivers of the globalisation of innovation? Answering these questions involved collecting secondary data on the R&D locations of the world's largest multinationals. The sample covers a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electronics, engineering, and equipment manufacturing. Data were collected in 4 steps. First, an in-depth search of corporate and subsidiary websites across individual countries was used to objectively identify the location and number of R&D facilities across nations. Second, these data were cross-checked and complemented with searches of the Factiva and Corporate Affiliations databases. Factiva provides news reports from global media, and includes reports of R&D activities. Corporate Affiliations is a repository of information of corporations' affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions worldwide. Third, a subset of these data were further cross-checked by matching the locations of R&D centres with the addresses of inventors of patents assigned in the last 3 years to these firms; the Delphion database and the US Patent and Trade Office website were used for these searches. Fourth, managers of individual firms were contacted to clarify contradictions. Includes Fortune 500 companies listed in 2008 (excluding financial services firms) in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK & USA.These data are under embargo at the request of the depositor until 1 January 2012. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Promoting Competitiveness on Micro and Small Enterprises in the MENA Region
    Result a unique field survey performed on the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey. Consists of information on households and enterprises gathered from 5,000 questionnaires that were filled by MSEs in the selected countries (3,000 only in the case of Lebanon). The surveys were performed between 2002 and 2004 in the 4 counties and were followed (except in the case of Lebanon) by follow-up surveys 1 year later to monitor the dynamics of the sector and highlight its progress. Access instructions are provided at the bottom of the website.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009