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Achieving a response from fast-growing companies: the case of Slovenian gazelles

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Author(s): Mojca Bavdaž | Mateja Drnovšek | Aleša Lotrič Dolinar

Journal: Economic and Business Review
ISSN 1580-0466

Volume: 11;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 187;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Non-mandatory business surveys generally suffer from low response rates and potential non-response bias. Achieving a response is most problematic in small- and medium-sized enterprises because of their scarce human resources. The problem becomes exacerbated in fast-growing companies – ‘gazelles’. The paper addresses the effectiveness of data collection efforts to achieve a response among the top Slovenian gazelles in 2008. We analyse the impact on response rates and data quality. Finally, we look for evidence of non-response bias.
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