Reference Guidelines

By downloading and using the Kauffman Firm Survey public-use data file, users agree to include a reference in any Publication (a formal publication, on a Web site, or in some other venue will be considered "Publications") utilizing the KFS public-use data file as follows:

Certain data included herein are derived from the Kauffman Firm Survey release 6.0. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Dissemination: The Kauffman Foundation seeks to enable broad public access to any research results, reports, or articles that may be generated as a result of its support of the Kauffman Firm Survey. As such, by downloading and using the KFS public-use data file, you agree to post all Publications in the Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN) of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). To the extent that you have the right to do so, the reference shall include the actual Publication and an abstract of the full Publication.

The SSRN repository can include working papers, PDFs of PowerPoint presentations, reports, book chapters, as well as citations for published papers. To ensure your Publication is included in the Kauffman Firm Survey repository on SSRN, please use the following link to begin your submission: (only works for Internet Explorer).

If requested, you agree to collaborate with the Foundation on publicity related to the use of the KFS public-use data file.