April 15 – NORC Data Enclave Application Deadline
Want to work with the richer KFS data in the NORC Data Enclave? Then April 15 is your last deadline before summer comes! Three times a year we accept applications for researchers wishing to access a more detailed KFS data file. The NORC Data Enclave provides secure remote access to the KFS confidential microdata file, which contains more detailed industry codes, geographical codes (zip code, metropolitan statistical area, and state), and many additional continuous variables (in addition to categorical variables). The KFS confidential microdata may only be accessed through the NORC Data Enclave. Work is underway to expand the existing survey data with additional content from websites and other sources. While such content will only be available to Data Enclave members who need this data and sign additional confidentiality statements, these actions demonstrate the Foundation’s efforts to increase the richness of information available for study in the Data Enclave as it nears the final year of its survey collection in 2012.
All scholars are welcome! We currently have active members of the Data Enclave from all over the United States, Europe, and Asia. The next application deadline for NORC access is August 15. Learn more.
April 30 – KFS Conference Deadline
If you are using the KFS in your research, then the KFS Research Conference is for you! In an effort to support the community of scholars using the KFS in their research, the Kauffman Foundation is organizing a KFS Research Workshop on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Additionally, professional development workshops will be offered on July 18 focusing on imputation for missing data and using survey weights. Learn more.
First Come Basis – KFS 101 in Boston
The response has been phenomenal to our new Longitudinal and Survival Analysis of Business Data: A Two-Day Training Using the Kauffman Firm Survey. The next class available to scholars is in Boston on August 1 and 2, immediately before the start of the 2012 Academy of Management. So if you are interested in exploring the opportunities and pitfalls of longitudinal business data sign up soon! Learn more.
Reminder: 2010 Data Now Available
Calendar year 2010—data on the firms’ seventh year of operations—is now available from the Kauffman Firm Survey. Access the data online or apply for the richer versions of the data at the NORC Data Enclave ( April 15 deadline) and Census Research Data Centers. The 2010 collection was nearly identical to the 2009. Scholars can browse the technical report, look at the questionnaire, or get variable content and distributions as they start to make use of the new year.
See a KFS Presentation/Support Your Fellow Scholars
April 26-28 – Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference
May 15-17 - Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference
A list of upcoming presentations is available on the KFS website.
Seeking a Research Assistant
The Kauffman Foundation is seeking a part-time contract research assistant (12 months+) to assist with the Kauffman Firm Survey and research using these data. Candidates should have previous programming experience in STATA, as well as experience doing literature reviews. Previous research experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, finance, and/or economics would be helpful. The research assistant will also be responsible for maintaining a database of contacts from academic, business, and other areas as well as publications and working papers that use the KFS. Most if not all of the work can be done remotely. Learn more.