The 2003 SSBF dataset includes information on sources of equity investment and distinguishes between internal and external sources.
The 2003 SSBF dataset reports the number of times a firm had applied for a loan in the past 3 years (Variable MRL2), and whether a business was approved a new loan at least once in the past 3 years (Variable MRL4).
Regarding balances, the SSBF
shows that among the 46.
Book insolvent firms are more than 16% of all the limited liability firms in SSBF
1998 and SSBF
Multivariate Results 1 2 3 SSBF SSBF SSBF
2003 2003 1998 Outside Wealth 0.
I also use this definition in my analysis, defining tangible assets as the sum of the SSBF
variables "land" and "depreciable assets" for the 1993, 1998, and 2003 SSBFs
; for the 1987 SSBF
, I use the single variable for plant, property, equipment, and intangible assets.
Within the modest share of growing firms, the SSBF
data do not tell us by how much the firms grew.
survey makes it ideal for this approach because it asks the open-ended question: "What is the single most important problem facing your business today"?
Tables 1 and 2 describe some of the characteristics of firms included in the 1998 SSBF
In each of the three SSBFs
, Cole finds that firms owned by African Americans are 10 to 18 percent more likely to be rejected than other firms, even after incorporating an extensive set of control variables available from the SSBFs
Out of 3,561 firms in the 1998 SSBF
, we exclude 13 firms because 12 firms applied to family or owner for credit and one firm has the Herfindahl index for financial institutions missing.
Garang Diing Akuang, the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment in a press leased issued by SSBF
, emphasized the importance of the partnership between the Government and Private sector in Promoting Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on policies that affect the private sector and the business community.