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The Employment of Foreign Workers in the Perspective of Private Enterprise (Survey of Companies)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Gaugler, Eduard (Seminar für allgemeine Betriebswirtschaft, Personalwesen und Arbeitswissenschaft der Universität Mannheim)
  • Sozialforschung Brög, München
Publication Date
  • Sozialforschung Broeg, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
  • Abstract

    The company situation as well as the location and investment policies of companies under the aspect of availability of foreign workers. The conduct of foreigners from the perspective of the companies and activities to integrate guest workers. Topics: Business figures such as production capacity, proportion of export and turnover for the years 1970 to 1975; assessment of the advantages of the location of the company in 1960 and today; interest in moving the company; reasons for conducting substitute investments; production procedure used; shift work; further figures of the company; proportion of foreigners; proportion of commercial or business employees as well as trainees and women; pay system; classification of the employees in the company according to wage groups and nationality; personnel fluctuation and personnel needs; number and nationality of foreign employees; foreign employees as foremen; absences due to illness altogether and especially with foreigners; measures to train foreign employees; composition of teams according to nationality; foreign employees in the works council and as trade union union representatives; measures to integrate guest workers through language courses; information in the national language; company housing and someone looking after foreigners.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-05 / 1976-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Companies in the production sector with at least 200 employees, at least 500000 DM capital or at least 5 million DM turnover from the ´Handbuch der Grossunternehmen 1976´
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1696
The ZA Study Nos. 0984 and 1043 to 1045 also belong to the same project group.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0983 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gaugler, Eduard; Weber, Wolfgang; Gille, Gerd; Kachel, Helmut; Martin, Albert; Werner, Eva: Ausländer in deutschen Industriebetrieben: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung. Königstein / Ts.: Hanstein 1978. (Materialien zur Arbeitsmigration und Ausländerbeschäftigung, Bd. 1).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Gaugler, Eduard; Sozialforschung Brög, München (1979): Die Beschäftigung ausländischer Arbeitnehmer in einzelwirtschaftlicher Sicht (Betriebsbefragung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.