The United Kingdom Science & Technology Parks Survey (UKSTP)

UKSTP Survey

Aston Business School is conducting the UK Science and Technology Parks Survey (UKSTP2015) to gather information about current business practices of companies located in science and technology parks in the UK. The first phase of this study (Phase I: Ecosystems and co-evolution) focuses on the ways in which the living life of STP ecosystems orchestrates tenants’ management insight and innovation activities.

Selection Criteria
Businesses from various industrial sectors and regions located in one of the Science and Technology Parks in the United Kingdom.

Dispatch Date
Between the 29 May and  29 October, 2015.

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 click on the Get Involved button.

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 in the Get Involved section) 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 (in the contact us section) to submit your suggestions, or send an email directly to esg-sciparksproject@aston.ac.uk.

What if I need further help and information?
If you require any further information about this study or have queries regarding your participation, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 601 3034; email: esg-sciparksproject@aston.ac.uk; or alternatively fill out the contact form (in the contact us section).

Your invaluable input plays a key role in the UKSTP project`s success in understanding the business practices of companies located in science parks in the UK. If you have received an invitation letter from us asking you to take part, please use the link provided in the invitation letter to access the survey or copy and paste it into your Internet browser window. 

If you have lost the "link" or your “access code” to get into the questionnaire, please fill in the form below. An email will be sent to you containing your access code and link.

If you would like to register for participation, please complete the registration form below, and we will send you a link to the survey. Alternatively, you can email us at esg-sciparksproject@aston.ac.uk (leaving your name, company details, telephone number and email).

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* Personal information disclosed by you in the registration will be stored securely. Any information from the questionnaire will be completely anonymous and will not link back to you. 
Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz 2

Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz
Economics & Strategy Group
Aston Business School, Aston University

Dr. Nicholas Theodorakopoulos 2

Dr. Nicholas Theodorakopoulos
Work & Organisational Psychology Group
Aston Business School, Aston University

Ehsan Khavandkar 2

Ehsan Khavandkar
Economics & Strategy Group
Aston Business School, Aston University

Contact details

Address: Economics and Strategy Group, 10th Floor, 
Main Building,  Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET 
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3007 
Email: esg-sciparksproject@aston.ac.uk 
Website: www.ukstpsurvey.ac.uk

If you would like to find out more about this study, please get in touch using the form below.

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