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Structure and Next-Generation Problems of Medium-Sized Companies

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Krisam, Raimund (Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universität Münster, Dortmund)
Publication Date
  • Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universitaet Muenster, Dortmund (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Trade, industry and markets
  • Abstract

    The occupational situation and next-generation problems of medium-sized companies from the view of various groups in a small town. Topics: General satisfaction; work satisfaction; professional history, change of occupation and change of place of work; judgement on opportunities to earn and working conditions in the nearer vicinity; advantages and disadvantages of employment in industry; criteria for occupational success; overtime; reduction in working hours; contact with colleagues; attitude to employment of women, lengthening required time in school, day school and Saturday free of school; sociability; leisure activities; media usage; shopping habits and purchases with mail-order firms; social origins; employment of grandfather; vacation and interest in company excursion; cost of living; length of residence; form of housing; rent costs. Index: extroversion and introversion. Demography: age (classified); sex; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; self-assessment of social class; regional origins; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods; membership. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; housing conditions; length of interview; time of day at which interview took place; interview surroundings.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-07 / 1959-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Langenberg (DE-NW-LBB)
Sampled Universe
Owners of medium-sized companies (240 cases); employees of medium-sized companies (241) and employees in the civil service (122).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census; random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 603
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0253 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Krisam, Raimund: Der Mittelstand im hochindustrialisierten Wirtschaftsraum. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1965 (Forschungsberichte des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bd. 1538)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Krisam, Raimund (1959): Struktur und Nachwuchsprobleme des gewerblichen Mittelstandes. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.