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The Situation of Medium-Sized Companies in North Rhine-Westphalia (1963)

Resource Type
  • INTERMARKET, Düsseldorf
Publication Date
  • INTERMARKET, Duesseldorf (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • Abstract

    The situation and structure of medium-sized companies in North Rhine-Westphalia. Topics: information on legal reform, on proportion of turnover and export of the business; management organization of the business; distribution of authority in company management; presence of an organization plan; responsibility for personnel questions; difficulties in obtaining needed personnel; personnel fluctuation; particular difficulties in personnel matters; planned measures to promote sales; knowledge about market share in the FRG; customers and sales territory; judgement on the capability of the marketing organization; development of advertising budget; current market observation; changes of product spectrum and products in the last few years; rationalization measures in production and job preparation; particular problems in the production area; use of DIN-norms or company norms; award of jobs to subcontractors; attitude to piecework wage; judgement on master scheduling in comparison to competition; disposition methods used to reduce inventory; costing methods used and cost calculation; use of bookkeeping in decision-making; financial problems; relationship of company capital and outside capital; assessment of current liquidity situation; annual investment volume; access to the capital market; planning procedures used in the area of finances; general goals of company policies; perceived possibilities to improve company results; judgement on the competition situation and the opportunities for cooperation; effects of legislation on company goals; membership in trade associations; utilization of external consultants; preferred possibilities of employer further education; judgement on the economic development of the area of business in the next few years; expected development of the company; judgement on market adaptation from company´s own strength; attitude to governmental support measures; detailed information on number of employees and proportion of foreign workers; number of sick; fluctuation; classification of employees in individual company areas; business location and information on advertising. Demography: housing situation; city size; refugee status; occupation. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; over-all impression of the business.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963-06 / 1963-12
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
medium-sized companies from 7 areas of business.
Simple random selection of 50 nedium-sized companies of each area of business
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 350
ZA Study No. 0106 was also conducted on the same topic. The studies differ in the sample of different areas of business and different time of survey.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0105 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • INTERMARKET: Die Situation mittelständischer Unternehmen im Lande NRW. Düsseldorf: Selbstverlag 1964

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 79 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

INTERMARKET, Düsseldorf (1963): Situation mittelständischer Unternehmen in Nordrhein-Westfalen (1963). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.