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Industrial Location Decisions, 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Economic Behavior Program. Survey Research Center
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
business conditions; decision making; economic behavior; economic planning; industrial production; industrial plants; management; organizational behavior; organizational change; organizational elites; plant location; production costs; production levels
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains survey data gathered in June and July of 1972 from decision-makers at 173 industrial plants in three United States cities: Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, and Atlanta, Georgia. The survey was carried out by members of the Economic Behavior Program at the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center who personally administered questionnaires to high-level staff members at each company (e.g., president, vice president, general manager, office manager, or public relations director). Respondents were asked to give reasons for the present location of the plant and to outline the advantages and disadvantages of its location. The duration of plant operations, level of production, sales, geographical area served, future expansion, and production problems were all examined as well.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
  • 1972-06 / 1972-07
    Collection date: 1972-06--1972-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
High-level staff at industrial plants in United States cities.
The sample included 173 industrial plants in three United States cities: Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, and Atlanta, Georgia.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7615 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07615.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Economic Behavior Program. Survey Research Center (1984): Industrial Location Decisions, 1972. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.