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Taxonomy of Organizations, 1960-1962 (ICPSR 7313)

Principal Investigator(s): Haas, J. Eugene; Hall, Richard H.; Johnson, Norman


This study collected data from 75 organizations in Ohio covering a broad range of organizational types such as schools, universities, hospitals, religious and military organizations, retail, services and manufacturing organizations, penal institutions, farms, and the press. Information was obtained from organization heads, other knowledgeable informants, and organization records. Variables offer basic factual information about the organizations and about the bases, complexity, formalization, and centralization of authority within each organization. Measures of routinization of roles and the structure of the administrative hierarchy were also obtained.

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Study Description


Haas, J. Eugene, Richard H. Hall, and Norman Johnson. Taxonomy of Organizations, 1960-1962. ICPSR07313-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07313.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07313.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Air Force (AF 49(638)-447)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    businesses, correctional facilities, hospitals, military bases, organizational behavior, organizational culture, organizational structure, organizations, religious organizations, schools, universities

Geographic Coverage:    Ohio, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1960--1962

Date of Collection:   

  • 1960--1962

Universe:    Organizations in Ohio.

Data Type(s):    survey data, and aggregate data


Sample:    A total of 75 organizations in Ohio were selected on the basis of a rough estimate of their distribution in the state. Correctional institutions are overrepresented.

Data Source:

personal interviews and administrative records


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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