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Survey on Factors of Business Success (FOBS) ISTAT/Eurostat/OECD Seminar on Entrepreneurship Indicators Rome, December 6-7, 2006 Hartmut Schrör, Eurostat.

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1 Survey on Factors of Business Success (FOBS) ISTAT/Eurostat/OECD Seminar on Entrepreneurship Indicators Rome, December 6-7, 2006 Hartmut Schrör, Eurostat

2 Contents Project Project Background Background Participants Participants Methodology Methodology Questionnaire Questionnaire Data Data Dissemination and publication Dissemination and publication Selected results Selected results Conclusions Conclusions

3 Background Successful data collection on Business Demography Successful data collection on Business Demography Business Demography: births, survivals, deaths, and related employment Business Demography: births, survivals, deaths, and related employment Further questions Further questions What are the factors determining the success / survival of newly born enterprises? What are the factors determining the success / survival of newly born enterprises? What obstacles do newly born enterprises face? What obstacles do newly born enterprises face? What support to them is most useful? What support to them is most useful? What is the profile of the successful entrepreneur? What is the profile of the successful entrepreneur? => FOBS project

4 Participants 15 countries 15 countries 7 EU-15 Member States: Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal, Sweden 7 EU-15 Member States: Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal, Sweden 6 New Member States: Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia 6 New Member States: Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia 2 Acceding Countries: Bulgaria and Romania 2 Acceding Countries: Bulgaria and Romania Eurostat: project co-ordination, aggregated results Eurostat: project co-ordination, aggregated results Commission DG Enterprise and Industry: Financing Commission DG Enterprise and Industry: Financing OECD OECD

5 Methodology Target population Target population Enterprises that were born in 2002 and survived for 3 years, until the time of the survey in Enterprises that were born in 2002 and survived for 3 years, until the time of the survey in Sub-population of enterprises that are still managed by the founder => profile of the successful entrepreneur Sub-population of enterprises that are still managed by the founder => profile of the successful entrepreneur Samples drawn from populations of newly born enterprises identified in business registers using the business demography methodology Samples drawn from populations of newly born enterprises identified in business registers using the business demography methodology Attempt at identifying survivals into the present Attempt at identifying survivals into the present Variety in sampling schemes and grossing-up methods Variety in sampling schemes and grossing-up methods

6 Questionnaire (1/2) Start-up conditions Start-up conditions Motivation for start-up Motivation for start-up Financing Financing Difficulties at start-up Difficulties at start-up Support and advice Support and advice Entrepreneurs characteristics Entrepreneurs characteristics Education Education Experience managing an enterprise Experience managing an enterprise Branch experience Branch experience Gender Gender Age Age Citizenship Citizenship

7 Questionnaire (2/2) Present situation Present situation Employment, turnover Employment, turnover Co-operation, networking Co-operation, networking Difficulties developing the enterprise Difficulties developing the enterprise Future plans and expectations Future plans and expectations Future of the enterprise (continuing, selling, closing down) Future of the enterprise (continuing, selling, closing down) Development of employment, turnover, investments Development of employment, turnover, investments

8 Contents Project Project Background Background Participants Participants Methodology Methodology Questionnaire Questionnaire Data Data Dissemination and publication Dissemination and publication Selected results Selected results Conclusions Conclusions

9 Dissemination Datasets released on Eurostat website Datasets released on Eurostat website Data Data Industry, Trade and Services Industry, Trade and Services Horizontal View Horizontal View Special topics of structural business statistics Special topics of structural business statistics Factors of Business Success Factors of Business Success Metadata in SDDS format Metadata in SDDS format

10 Dissemination Complete aggregated datasets Complete aggregated datasets EU aggregate of 10 countries: CZ, DK, IT, LT, LU, AT, SK, SE, BG and RO EU aggregate of 10 countries: CZ, DK, IT, LT, LU, AT, SK, SE, BG and RO Excel sheets with selected indicators Excel sheets with selected indicators

11 Publication Statistics in Focus The Profile of the Successful Entrepreneur Statistics in Focus The Profile of the Successful Entrepreneur 12 pages in English, German, French 12 pages in English, German, French Indicators referring to entrepreneur characteristics Indicators referring to entrepreneur characteristics Age, gender, education, experience, citizenship Age, gender, education, experience, citizenship

12 Experience running an enterprise Start-up difficulties

13 Experience running an enterprise Sources of advice

14 Branch experience Judgement of profitability

15 Age Innovation

16 Gender Labour Force Survey vs. FOBS

17 Gender Share in NACE activities

18 Gender Previous occupation

19 Education Judgement of profitability

20 Employee size class at enterprise birth Expected development - increase

21 Conclusions Successful project Successful project Further analysis of results Further analysis of results Aggregated dataset at Eurostat Aggregated dataset at Eurostat Microdata analysis ? …possibly using clustering technique ? Microdata analysis ? …possibly using clustering technique ? What next? What next? Possible follow-up project Possible follow-up project More focus on particular subjects More focus on particular subjects Inclusion of entrepreneurship indicators Inclusion of entrepreneurship indicators

22 Thank you!


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