Building Longitudinal Datasets
Longitudinal data resources now held within the ERC SDS project area include:
• Longitudinal version of the population of all employer enterprises (1997-2015) using the Business Structure Database (BSD) – trends in entries, exits, survivors by size, sector and location have been analysed. This work is connected to wider work with the OECD to produce international comparative data. In addition, this dataset has been used to provide analysis for BIS and the BBB on 9 business support products including GA.
• ERC have created an unbalanced panel dataset within the UKIS covering the innovation activity of over 65,000 companies over the 2002 to 2012 period. We anticipate data covering the 2013-2015 period becoming available around March 2016.
• ERC are advising BIS on the design and implementation of the new Longitudinal Small Business Survey (LSBS) which was launched in 2015 – previously the BIS Small Business Survey (SBS). We will be building it into our research activity when the data from the first wave becomes available in Q2 of 2016.
• ERC began work in 2013 on a UK Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) building on the annual GEM UK surveys. This is designed to track nascent and new business owners identified in the GEM surveys over time to understand more clearly the nature of start-up process and the process of building a scalable business over time.