Principal Investigator(s): Perrow, Charles
The data for this study were obtained from the salaried personnel of 14 manufacturing firms located in two different industrial areas of the country. With two exceptions, the number of employees in these companies ranged between roughly 1,000 and 2,000, while the size of the management groups ranged from lows of 57-73 to highs of 242-366. Questions were asked about the distribution of power among divisions of the company, the discretion allowed employees, the individual influence of employees, and the coordination of individuals and groups within the firm. The dataset is structured with the individual employee as the unit of analysis, but the data can be aggregated on the basis of functional group and/or level within the organization, as well as by organization and by plant.
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Perrow, Charles. TECHNOLOGY AND STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRIAL FIRMS: UNITED STATES, 1967. Stony Brook, NY: Charles Perrow, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Dept. of Sociology [producer], 1967. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07013.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07013.v1
Scope of Study
Universe: Manufacturing firms in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: The data were obtained from the salaried exempt personnel (from foreman to president) of 14 manufacturing firms located in two established industrial areas in two different states. The participating firms represented approximately 25 percent of the firms contacted, while among the selected personnel the rate of response was 93 percent.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-03
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