Entrepreneurship 2018

Single Wave Study

General Information

Entrepreneurship 2018
Project Number
The survey is about entrepreneurship.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Sanne van Wetten (ROA, Maastricht University); Didier Fouarge (ROA, Maastricht University)
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Funding Organization
ROA, Maastricht University

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in English
Codebook in Dutch

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of the household member encryptedpreloaded
oh18a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
oh18a001Was one or both of your parents ever self-employed or working in a family business?directly measured
oh18a002Did you receive training in entrepreneurship or business creation?directly measured
oh18a003How do you see yourself: Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks?directly measured
oh18a004I don’t have enough control over the direction my life is taking.directly measured
oh18a005In my life, good luck is more important than hard work for success.directly measured
oh18a006Every time I try to get ahead, something or somebody stops me.directly measured
oh18a007My plans hardly ever work out, so planning only makes me unhappy.directly measured
oh18a008When I make plans, I am almost certain I can make them work.directly measured
oh18a009Chance and luck are very important for what happens in my life.directly measured
oh18a010I undertake activities to realize change in my organization.directly measured
oh18a011I undertake activities to change the current products/services of my organization.directly measured
oh18a012I contribute ideas for strategic renewal for my organization.directly measured
oh18a013I conceptualize new ways of working for my organization.directly measured
oh18a014I undertake activities to set up new business units.directly measured
oh18a015I undertake activities to reach a new market or communities with for organization.directly measured
oh18a016I undertake activities that result in new departments outside of my organization.directly measured
oh18a017I actively establish new collaborations with experts outside of my own expertise.directly measured
oh18a018Do you have any past experience as an entrepreneur or working in a family company that is owned by your own family?directly measured
oh18a019Do you have a manager?directly measured
oh18a020My manager motivates me to come to him/her with new ideas.directly measured
oh18a021My manager always financially rewards good ideas.directly measured
oh18a022My manager supports me in implementing good ideas as soon as possible.directly measured
oh18a023My manager is tolerant of mistakes and errors during the implementation of something new.directly measured
oh18a024My manager is able to obtain support for my proposal also outside our department.directly measured
oh18a025The way of remuneration in our organization motivates employees to suggest new things and procedures.directly measured
oh18a026Our organization has set aside sufficient resources to support the implementation of new ideas.directly measured
oh18a027Our organization provides employees time for putting ideas and innovations into practice.directly measured
oh18a028Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
oh18a029Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
oh18a030Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
oh18a031Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
oh18a032Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
oh18a033Starting date questionnaireconstructed
oh18a034Starting time questionnaireconstructed
oh18a035End date questionnaireconstructed
oh18a036End time questionnaireconstructed
oh18a037Duration in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Entrepreneurship 2018

The questionnaire was administered in Dutch.

Browse Entrepreneurship 2018

Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members: 3,356 (100%)
Non-response: 543 (16.2%)
Response: 2,813 (83.8%)
Complete: 2,804 (83.5%)
Incomplete: 9 (0.3%)
Collection Events
02-07-2018 to 31-07-2018
Panel members of 18 years or older who work (belbezig=1, 2, or 3). Panel members who work in paid employment (belbezig=1) received some additional questions.
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.

06-08-2018 to 28-08-2018
Non-respondents of the first measurement.
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.


Human capital and employee entrepreneurship Maastricht University; van Wetten, S. J. L.