Surveys and databases (CBR research area)

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 and Deglomerative Processes and Small Firms Development in Business and Professional Services

Analysis of Middle Market Firms

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

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

CIS4 and Oslo Manual Revision: Early Stage Pilot

Competition and Performance

Competition, Takeovers and Investment

Competitiveness and Productivity of the UK Design Engineering Sector

The Competitiveness of the UK and its Multinational Companies

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

Corporate Law and Economic Performance

Corporate Rescue: Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

Corporate Responses to Macroeconomic Changes and 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 and SME Performance: An Evaluation Study of the Small Business Initiative

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

The Future of Professional Work

The Globalising Behaviour of UK Firms in a Comparative Context

High Tech CEOs and Their Businesses

Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

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

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Job Insecurity, Polarisation, Social Exclusion and Flexibility

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

The Knowledge Hub (UK~IRC)

Law and Finance in Emerging Markets

Manufacturing Strategy and Competitiveness

Missing Observations in Survey Data: An Experimental Approach

The National Small and Medium Sized Business Surveys

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

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

Northern Ireland SME Benchmarking Survey

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

SME Finance and Innovation in the Current Economic Crisis

SME Performance and Policy

Startup Finance: A Study of Micro Finance amongst Soft and Hard Companies

Structural Change, Competitive Advantage and the Regulation of the Media

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

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

The UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC)

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