33. The Role of National Accounts and Their Impact on Business Surveys

  1. Brenda G. Cox2,
  2. David A. Binder3,
  3. B. Nanjamma Chinnappa3,
  4. Anders Christianson4,
  5. Michael J. Colledge5 and
  6. Phillip S. Kott6
  1. Rodney J. Lewington

Published Online: 17 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch33

Business Survey Methods

Business Survey Methods

How to Cite

Lewington, R. J. (1995) The Role of National Accounts and Their Impact on Business Surveys, in Business Survey Methods (eds B. G. Cox, D. A. Binder, B. N. Chinnappa, A. Christianson, M. J. Colledge and P. S. Kott), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

  2. 3

    Statistics Canada

  3. 4

    Statistics Sweden

  4. 5

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

  5. 6

    U. S. National Agricultural Statistics Service

Author Information

  1. Statistics New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 FEB 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471598527

Online ISBN: 9781118150504



  • business surveys;
  • national accounts;
  • production boundary;
  • auditing function;
  • measurement errors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • National Accounts: Their Purpose

  • The Business Survey as Intermediary between the Commercial World and National Accounts

  • Linking Information from Different Sources: the Place of National Accounts

  • The Auditing Function of the National Accounts

  • Place and Periodicity: Business Surveys in the Statistical Information System

  • Is It Appropriate to Base Statistical Strategy on National Accounts?

  • Concluding Remarks