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Contribution of the French Middle Class to Economic Growth

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dierkes, Meinolf (Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik, Köln)
Publication Date
1966
Contributor
  • CINAM, Paris (Data Collector)
Language
French
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
Description
  • Abstract

    Status of the rationalization efforts of France´s medium-sized companies, their expansion efforts as well as their ability to adapt to the structural change of a growing economy. Topics: Attitude to government economic policy; judgement on economic development; size of company; management; product policy; planning; investment behavior; storekeeping; export development; productivity; machinery; office equipment; personnel and social matters; cooperation with other companies; profit development; expenditures for research and development; utilization of external consultants; existence of an organization plan; financing behavior and willingness to go into debt; openness to innovation; willingness to expand; taxation mentality; tax climate; attitude to the tax system, tax reduction, tax equity; relations between taxpayers and tax authorities; attitude to possibilities for legal and illegal tax saving; opinions on tax evasion and appropriate penalty; attitude to the government (sympathy scale), to competition and to the job of the entrepreneur; time worked each week; job satisfaction; professional further education; attitude to employment of women; achievement incentive or bonus system in the company; provision for old age; party preference; religiousness; social origins. Demography: age (classified); sex; school education; further education; occupation; professional position; professional career; regional origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-05 / 1966-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Paris (FR-75-PAR)
  • Lyon (FR-69-LIO)
  • Nantes (FR-44-NTE)
  • Rouen (FR-76-URO)
Sampled Universe
managers of medium-sized enterprises, free-lancers and employees
Sampling
Over-sample stratified random sample of managers of medium-sized enterprises (494 respondents), free-lancers (98 respondents) and employees (192 respondents).
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 784
Note
ZA Study Nos. 0307 and 0308, which contain in part identical questions, were also conducted within the scope of the project.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0306 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Dierkes, Meinolf: Der Beitrag des französischen Mittelstandes zum wirtschaftlichen Wachstum. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1969 (Abhandlungen zur Mittelstandsforschung, Bd. 39)
  • Biervert, Bernd: Frankreich: Überspielter Steuerwiderstand. In: Beichelt, B. u. a.: Steuernorm und Steuerwirklichkeit. Bd. 2: Steuermentalität und Steuerwirklichkeit in Großbritannien, Frankreich, Italien und Spanien. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1969 (Forschungsberichte des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Nr. 2041)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 81 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Dierkes, Meinolf (1966): Der Beitrag des französischen Mittelstandes zum wirtschaftlichen Wachstum. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0306