University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0172
Survey Title Fact-finding Survey on Support for Business Setup by Small and Medium-sized Company Enterpreneur, 1999
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Summary Those who start up new business and companies in their start-up period lack funds, credibility and know-how of management, and oftentimes lack of these things hinders the smooth start-up of a business. Managers of existing small- and medium-size companies are playing a great role in resolving many of the problems faced by those who are starting up new business, and they have complemented the role played by public support system and private support organizations. However, contents of support provided by the managers of existing small- and medium-size companies are not fully grasped. By discovering the contents of support given by the managers of existing small- and medium-size companies to those who are starting up new business, why they give support and what they think of the support they give, this survey aims to clarify the contents of support given by the managers of existing small- and medium-size companies in the context of business start-ups, and to find out necessary environment and conditions to stimulate support from the managers of small- and medium-size companies in the future.
Universe Companies funded by NLFC, which are three years old or older.
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size A sample of 11,985 companies, of which 4,233 returned valid response (35.3%).
Time Period 1999/08/01
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure Companies which received regular loans, loans for management restructuring, and loans for environmental health in January 1999.
Mode of Data Collection
Investigator NLFC Research Institute
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) NLFC Research Institute (November 1999) Chusho Kigyo Keieisha ni yoru Kigyo Katudo Shien Jittai Chousa---Anketo-kekka noGaiyo--- (Surveys of Support for New Start-ups Given by Managers of Small- and Medium-Size Companies---Abstract of the results of the survey---in NLFC Report)
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Abstract of the business: location of the office; type of business; year of establishment; managerial group; funds; amount of capital; number of employees; successor of the business; sex, age, generation of the manager, age at which he/she became the manager, annual remuneration for being in a managerial post; thoughts and ideas on challenges to risks and starting up a new business.
(2) experience in supporting business starters and companies in their establishing period: experiences of support; number of experiences; contents of support; time of support; the sales condition of the company at the time it provided support to others; cost of support.
(3) demographics of the persons/companies who received support: relationship with the receiver of support; sex, age, area of residence of the persons who received support; number of years between the time you first became acquainted with the receiver and the time of support; form of establishment and type of business of the receiver; current relationship between the giver and the receiver of support; current management conditions of the receiver-companies.
(4) how the giver came to give support and the condition of the receiver after receiving support: explanation of the business before support was given; original evaluation of the business; the status of the giver at the time of providing support; reasons for giving support; reaction of the family and employees toward the support giving; impact on the giver-company; (to those who gave support in the form of investment) amount of investment, the source of capital, other investors, stock holding, expectation for dividends, expectation for capital gain, participation in management, report on the financial situation of the receiver, dividends; (to those without experience of support) request for support; reasons for not supporting persons/companies.
(5) thoughts on support: whether support was given when the giver-company was established; employees desire for starting an independent business; intention of support to starters of new business and companies in their establishing period; important requirements in giving support; things needed in the future to stimulate support.
Date of Release 2001/01/12
Version Registered on January 12, 2001.
Topics Economy/Industry/Management
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.