8/10/2009 3:51:03 PM
I just got an email from Tim Sturgeon
at MIT which was quite encouraging. First, they have recently received notification from the National Science Foundation (NSF) recommending funding for the 2009 National Organizations Survey. While this is still some time away before researchers could use the data, Tim and his co-principal investigators presented an overview of some of their plans
in November 2008 at the Kauffman Data Symposium
. The issue of whether or not an entrepreneurship sample can be funded, as they propose, remains, and is something which this team is looking to Kauffman for. As such, I remain open to feedback on that portion of the proposal.
But outside of this, I wanted to highlight that apparently data collected in the Globalization Module of the 2008 General Social Survey
will soon be available for analysis by application. The data will be posted to NORC Data Enclave
soon. They also have plans to make the National Organization Survey data available for scholarly use after collection. Kauffman sponsored a small entrepreneurship module in the 2008 GSS
, as well, which might be of interest.