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Problems of Medium-Sized Entrepreneurs

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Daheim, Hans-Jürgen (Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Köln)
  • Kaupen, Wolfgang (Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Daheim, Hans-Jürgen (Data Collector)
  • Kaupen, WolfgangInstitut für Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Köln (Data Collector)
  • H.-J. Daheim, W. Kaupen, Institut fuer Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
  • Abstract

    Occupational and economic situation of medium-sized entrepreneurs in the Cologne region. Topics: Position in company and activity areas; judgement on competition situation; specialization of employees; contact with employees and customers; company recommendation procedure; production program; use of advertising; costing; accounting; possibilities of expansion; legal form of the company; company founding; level of turnover; problems of medium-sized companies; attitude to the welfare state; perceived handicap from economic policy; utilization of external advisers; family members in the company; occupation and training of father; reading technical literature; membership in clubs, associations and occupational organizations; judgement on occupational organization; work satisfaction; course of education; satisfaction with profit situation; use of a high financial profit. Semantic differentials for: loneliness, costing, competition and customers. Demography: age (classified); marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; income; social origins; media usage.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1964-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
  • Euskirchen (DE-NW-EUS)
Sampled Universe
Medium-sized entrepreneurs.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 180
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0360 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Daheim, Hans-Jürgen; Kaupen, Wolfgang (1964): Probleme mittelständischer Unternehmer. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.