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Principal Investigator(s): Spillman, Lynette, University of Notre Dame. Department of Sociology
The aim of this study was to create a comprehensive dataset of contemporary, national American business associations. The dataset was collected and coded by reviewing public directories of associations in the United States. The study generated 4,465 cases. A case was defined as a mutual-benefit, nonprofit association (IRS 501c.3 organization) composed of members primarily engaged in for-profit activity drawn from more than one locality or state who share a common orientation to some sector of trade, business, or commercial activities. The dataset encompasses the universe of national American business associations as of 2002-2003, including information on basic organizational features, activities and goals, and industry sector.
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Spillman, Lynette. National Business Associations, United States, 2003. ICPSR04333-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-02-17. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04333.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04333.v1
This study was funded by:
- American Sociological Association. Small Grants Program (6848)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Unit of Observation: agency
Universe: National American business associations as of 2002-2003.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
A national American business association was defined as a nonprofit association (IRS 501c.3 organization) composed of members primarily engaged in for-profit activity drawn from more than one locality or state sharing a common orientation to some type of business activity. Business associations in the following categories were excluded in the process of coding: (1) local or regional associations, (2) associations of other associations, (3) subgroups of other associations, and (4) associations outside of the United States.
Mode of Data Collection: record abstracts
Encyclopaedia of Associations 2003
National Trade and Professional Association Directory
Original ICPSR Release: 2006-02-17
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