University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0258
Survey Title Survey on State of New Business Start-ups, 2001
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Summary Since 1969, the Research Institute of National Life Finance Corporation has conducted surveys from various viewpoints in order to investigate how new start-ups are actually doing. The Institute has been publishing "White Paper on New Start-ups," which contains the results of the surveys, annually since 1991. The survey of real estate renting business has been excluded since 2000, and all chronological data have been re-produced excluding real estate renting business.
Universe New start-ups
Unit of Observation Individual,Organization
Sample Size A sample of 9,068 of which 2,155 (23.8%) returned valid responses.
Time Period 2001/08/01
Spatial Unit Throughout Japan
Sampling Procedure A total of 9,068 companies which were, among others the NLFC financed between April and September, 2000, either less than one year old or before opening at the time of financing.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaires were distributed, and collected by mail.
Investigator NLFC Research Institute
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) NLFC Research Institute (December 2001) "Survey on State of New Business Start-ups, anketo kekka no gaiyou: 2001 nendo" Kokumin Seikatsu Kinyu Koko Report ("The Abstract of the Results of the Survey of New Start-ups Year 2001" Report of the NLFC Research Institute).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Company outline : type of industry, contents and feature of enterprises (selling points, new points, venture business or not, new business or not, existence of franchise chain affiliation), a management form.
(2) Manager: sex, the last school education, existence of experience of the enterprise management to commencement of business, and the number of offices worked for, existence of flotation experience and years of experience, occupation just before the commencement of business (the number of employees, whether listed on the big board or not, job description).
(3) Circumstances of commencement of business: time of commencement-of-business years, commencement-of-business preparation start age, age at the time of commencement-of-business, age which aimed at the entrepreneur first, process and the commencement-of-business motive, reason decided to be the present enterprise, the most serious consideration matter which is in charge of commencement of business.
(4) Commencement-of-business expense: commencement-of-business expense, financing.
(5)Management knowledge: situation where management knowledge (10 items) is insufficient and supplementation method, reason not insufficient, <for user of the support organizations> extent with useful support from private profit-pursuing organization, private nonprofit organization, and official support system, matters to be improved.
(6) The situation after commencement of business: achievement (present business situation, trend of sales, present monthly turnover), target yearly turnover at the time of commencement of business, income-and-outgo situation, period when business overcame deficits, point of suffering troubles now, degree of satisfaction to the situation of the present enterprise (achievement, quality of commodity and service), future enterprise deployment intention (enterprise scale, stock public presentation).
Date of Release 2002/08/14
Version Registered on August 14, 2002.
Topics Economy/Industry/Management
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.