Human Resource Management and Performance in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country Great Britain
Years 2004-2005
Data depositor Mapp, L., University of Birmingham. Birmingham Business School
Principal investigator Michie, J., University of Birmingham. Birmingham Business School
Analysis unit Firms in target sectors with between 5 and 100 employees, surveyed in 2004-2005
Spatial unit No spatial unit
Sampling method One-stage stratified or systematic random sample; Purposive selection/case studies; Volunteer sample
Data collection method Telephone interview; Postal survey
Weight No
Access UK Data Service
Reference number SN 5382
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=5382&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes This is data from a one-off survey conducted as part of a project in 2004-2005. The data covers 172 SMEs, some of which will be micro-businesses. The survey (and four associated case studies) sought to examine whether progressive employer practices improved firm performance in SMEs.

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business Yes
VAT registration status No
Annual turnover Yes
Type of business Not specified
Number of clients No
Home based No
Home-based measurement 1
Survey Response items 1
Home-based measurement 2
Survey Response items 2

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed No
Employee director No
Employs others No
Subcontractor No