Aston Business School is conducting the UKSTP2015 Survey (phase I: Ecosystems and Co-evolution) to gather information about current business practices of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in science and technology parks in the United Kingdom. The UKSTP 2015 Survey focuses on the ways in which the living life of science and technology park ecosystems orchestrates on-site SMEs` management insights and innovation activities.
The UKSTP samples from the population of small and medium-sized enterprises located in science and technology parks in the United Kingdom. For each wave of the UKSTP Survey, a sample is drawn from the United Kingdom Science and Technology Parks Complete Database (UKSTPC). Below you can find answers to some frequently asked questions about the UKSTP2015 Survey. If you don't find the answer to your question on this page or about UKSTP pages, please contact us.
SMEs from various industrial sectors and regions located in one of the Science and Technology Parks in the United Kingdom.
Important dates are shown below.
Data Collection Opens: Monday, 1 June, 2015
Zone 1: Northern Ireland, Scotland, North East.
Zone 2: North West, Yorkshire & Humberside, East Midlands.
Zone 3: Wales, West Midlands, South West.
Zone 4:East of England, South East, London.
Final Call: Wednesday, 7 October, 2015.
Data Collection Final Close: Tuesday, 20 October, 2015.
* The UKST2015 Survey is now closed.
Taking Part in the UKSTP Survey
The survey is voluntary by invitation; however your cooperation in completing the questionnaire would be appreciated. If would like to participate, please visit the "Get Involved" page on this website
How is the UKSTP survey undertaken?
The survey is online at present. However, you can request a printed questionnaire, or print off the questionnaire and send it to us by post. Large print questionnaire is also available on request. Alternatively, Skype or phone interviews can also be arranged upon your request. Please let us know (by completing the registration form) whether you would prefer to complete the survey online, using a paper questionnaire, or over the phone(telephone interview).
At what level is the survey completed?
Executive director/proprietor/owner level.
Is the UKSTP survey confidential and secure?
Your data will be treated in strict confidence. None of the questions deal with propriety or sensitive issues and your response will be anonymised. We are interested in general patterns and trends, not specific individuals or organisations.The data collected are used for research purposes only.
Is the UKSTP survey easy to complete?
Completing the UKSTP questionnaire is a very easy task. We do not expect you to go to any great expense or spend an inordinate amount of time obtaining the information required. On average, it takes respondents about “6 minutes” to complete the questionnaire. You can also skip those questions that do not apply to your organisation.
What Incentives does the UKSTP survey provide for respondents?
On completion of this study, we can send you a copy of the final report, so that you can compare your own practice with your counterparts
Can I give you feedback on the design of the questionnaires?
Yes. We appreciate the time you take to complete our questionnaires. Please complete our online contact form to submit your suggestions, or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org