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Executives and Leadership Structures in Private Businesses (Augsburg Study, Survey of Businesses)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lukatis, Ingrid (Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Lukatis, Wolfgang (Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Publication Date
  • Lukatis, Ingrid (Data Collector)
  • Lukatis, WolfgangSozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum derUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Data Collector)
  • I. Lukatis, W. Lukatis, Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum der Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
  • Abstract

    Description of leadership structure as well as requirements of training and further education of company executives by company management. Topics: Organizational principle of the company; number and designation of hierarchy levels of the company; type of position designations; number of employees and average income at the various hierarchy levels; employment of academics; company re-organization in the last few years; utilization of external advisers; use of leadership directions and position descriptions; decision committee with authority disputes; regularly conducting and type of employee evaluations; training junior executives in the business; manner of applicant search and applicant selection regarding respective hierarchy levels; entry position and starting salary for college graduates; reasons for not hiring graduates; perceived weaknesses in college education of business people; most important subjects in college education; possibilities to increase the practicality of college education; requirement profile of a graduate; training time and possible measures to reduce this; topics, type as well as extent of further education measures within the company and outside of the company; instructors used with measures for further education; attitude to participation of company employees in distance learning courses or classroom studies; possible goals of classroom studies; interest of the company in university contacts; legal form of company; characterization of share owners; founding year of business and of the operation; fusion data; share of export; changes of the need for personnel; proportion of women among the employees; primary type of production in the company; use of electronic data processing; size of data processing facility; occupation career. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; vocational training; regional origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-01 / 1969-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
Sampled Universe
Industrial companies with more than 200 employees (in the building and construction trade with more than 500 employees) according to records of the state bureaus of the census.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection Beyond this a selection of the largest non-industrial companies (more than 200 employees in banking and insurance and more than 500 employees in trade) according to information of the work administration was drawn into the sample.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 412
In the selected companies members of business management or company owners were interviewed.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0674 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lukatis, Wolfgang: Akademiker in Wirtschaftsunternehmen: Ergebnis einer quantitativen Analyse. Frankfurt: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft 1972. (Forschungsergebnisse des sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrums der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Band 5).
  • Lukatis, Ingrid: Organisationsstrukturen und Führungsstile in Wirtschaftsunternehmen. Frankfurt: Akademische Verlagsanstalt 1972. (Forschungsergebnisse des sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrums der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Band 6 ).
  • Blaschke, Dieter; Lukatis, Ingrid; Lukatis, Wolfgang; Roth, Erwin; Sauter, Edgar: Führungskräfte in der Wirtschaft: Studium, Beruf und Weiterbildung. Nürnberg: Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 1972.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Lukatis, Ingrid; Lukatis, Wolfgang (1969): Führungskräfte und Führungsstrukturen in Wirtschaftsunternehmen (Augsburg-Studie, Unternehmensbefragung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.