The paper introduces microdata of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and GeoRating Project that is also based on the GEM Methodology as supportive business demography statistics’ data sources in the scientific research steps for economic studies. To analyze the data collected via these surveys, and its validity and reliability authors provide the reader with a list of standard OECD and Eurostat definitions for the main vital events (births and deaths) of private enterprises, as well as enterprises’ birth rates, death rates and survival rates calculating. The paper states the advantages and disadvantages of adult population surveys’ microdata application for the empirical research of reproduction processes in the active stock of businesses, including nascent and newly-born enterprises. In addition, with use of these surveys microdata the picture diagram method is described as one of the most effective ways to graphically depict the age (duration) and motivation distribution of entrepreneurial cohorts; applications have been shown which demonstrate the range of possible analyses, such as cross-countries and regional comparisons of entrepreneurship development.
Based on the data of a WCIOM’s national survey, the article elaborates a syntactic and semantic analytical procedure to reconstruct a repertoire of the questions, which are matched to the fixed respondents’ answers (i. e. which presumably were actually answered), and to diagnose communicative adequacy of the basic question as it was designed for the questionnaire.
The paper analyzes main results of an empirical study on components of Entrepreneurial Framework Conditions (EFC) in Russia. The study is based on the microdata of the Adult Population Survey obtained under the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Project in 2011. The paper shows main quantitative and qualitative peculiarities of Russian population’s opinion on the EFC that determined fertility, mortality and survival of business in 2012 and will be important in a measure till 2014.