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

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • INTERMARKET, Düsseldorf
Publication Date
1963
Contributor
  • INTERMARKET, Duesseldorf (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
Description
  • 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.
Sampling
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
Note
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.
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0105 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0105