Situation Report Medium-Sized Companies 1991/20

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Westdeutsche Genossenschafts-Zentralbank (WGZ-Bank), Düsseldorf
Publication Date
  • Westdeutsche Genossenschafts-Zentralbank (WGZ-Bank), Duesseldorf (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
  • Abstract

    The economic situation of Rhenish-Westphalian medium-sized companies. Topics: area of business affiliation; entry in the trade roll; number of employees; administrative district; judgement on the business situation 1991 and at the time of survey; judgement on the turnover situation 1991 in comparison to the previous year; development of cost situation 1991 in comparison to the previous year; change of sales prices; change of profit situation; judgement on the profit situation and personal capital situation; satisfactory availability to the company of its own capital; comparison of investments 1991 in comparison to the previous year; type of investments conducted 1991; financing last investments conducted; change of number of employees; expected development for 1992 regarding business situation, turnover, cost situation, sales prices, profit situation; expected development of investments in comparison to the previous year; expected main focus of investment 1992; planned employee level for 1992; expected sales development in the former GDR after opening of the inner-German border; new states as possible sales market; fulfilled expectations regarding development of the new states as sales market; intended sales of products and services in the new states; planned investments in the former GDR at the opening of the inner-German border; investments completed at the time of survey; investment expectations fulfilled; short-term investment intents in the new states.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-01 / 1992-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Medium-sized companies in the administrative districts Arnsberg, Detmold, Muenster, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz and Trier
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 1824
    Number of Variables: 35
The study is part of a trend investigation conducted at yearly intervals. The data sets are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2043 to 2046, 2327, 2328 and 2424.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2326 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22