Small Firms and their Employees

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country England
Years 2005-2006
Data depositor Edwards, P.K., University of Warwick. Industrial Relations Research Unit
Principal investigator Edwards, P.K., University of Warwick. Industrial Relations Research Unit
Analysis unit Managers and employees in small firms based in the East and West Midlands, surveyed during 2005-2006
Spatial unit East Midlands West Midlands(No spatial unit)
Sampling method Simple random sample
Data collection method Face-to-face interview; Postal survey; Self-completion
Weight No
Access UK Data Service
Reference number SN 5783
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=5783&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Firms chosen from information and communication technology (ICT), creative and media (C&M), and food manufacturing. The ICT firms included in the sample had between 20- and 250 employees.

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business No
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 Yes
Employee director Yes
Employs others Yes
Subcontractor No