University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0778
Survey Title Survey on State of New Business Start-ups, 2010
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Educational Purpose Only available for research.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary The “Survey on the State of New Business Start-ups” has been conducted continuously since 1969 for the purpose of apprehending the state of new business. Since 1991, it has been conducted annually, resulting in the accumulation of data such as age at the start of new business and start-up costs, which can be used for time series comparisons, as well as the carrying out of analyses from a variety of viewpoints.

As of 2000, the survey excluded the real estate rental industry. All chronological data have been recounted to exclude real estate rental businesses.

In conjunction with the launch of the Japan Finance Corporation in October 2008, the Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute has taken over the surveys from its predecessor, the National Life Finance Corporation Research Institute.

In addition to an overall image of new business start-ups, the 2010 survey focuses on entrepreneurs’ personal networks and experience in the field (experience in jobs relating to the current business) and uncovers their actual situations, but this aspect has been analyzed using data from a special survey with the expanded survey sample (SSJDA survey number 0779).

Note that the 2010 special survey expanded the sample to “companies that received financing from October 2008 to September 2009,” which also includes the data from this survey.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Newly started businesses
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Sample size: 6,235, number of valid responses: 1,738 (valid response rate: 27.9%)
Date of Collection 2010-08-01 ~ 2010-08-01
Time Period 2010 ~ 2010
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Non-probability: Availability
6,235 companies within one year of startup (including companies yet to start trading) at the time of financing from among the companies financed by the Japan Finance Corporation Micro Business and Individual Unit between April and September 2009.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Mail survey (anonymous questionnaire)
Investigator Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0778
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Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [ Questionnaire ]
Major Survey Items (1) Business overview
Management type, number of employees, sales destinations, etc., franchise/chain affiliation, whether it is a venture business, novelty of business contents, industry

(2) Manager
Month and year of birth, gender, highest level of educational attainment, work experience, managerial work experience, experience of working in the related field and number of years of experience, occupation and size by number of employees of workplace immediately before starting business, how respondent left the job

(3) History leading to start-up, etc.
Confidence as a manager at start-up, motivation to start business, reasons for choosing the business

(4) Preparations for start-up, etc.
Month and year when respondent began preparations for start-up, start-up costs, breakdown of sources for procuring start-up costs, difficulties when preparing for start-up, start-up support

(5) Conditions after start-up, etc.
Year of start-up, sales and profitability, time when respondent began generally turning a profit, business conditions, monthly sales, intention for future business size

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2012/02/22
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Version 1 : 2012-02-22
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