Network Analysis of Corporate Political Action, 1980 [United States] (ICPSR 4542)

Published: Jul 16, 2007

Principal Investigator(s):
Mark Mizruchi, University of Michigan

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04542.v1

Version V1

This study detailed the political behavior of 57 large corporations in the United States in 1980. These corporations were selected by identifying the three largest firms whose primary operations were in each of 19 two-digit industries and that maintained a political action committee in the election cycle prior to selection. The primary goal of the study was to examine the extent to which economic interdependence and social connections between firms affected their political unity, defined in terms of similarity of behavior. The concern was with questions such as whether pairs of firms that operated in heavily interdependent industries were more likely to engage in similar political behavior than were pairs of firms in less interdependent industries.

Mizruchi, Mark. Network Analysis of Corporate Political Action, 1980 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04542.v1

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National Science Foundation (SES-8619230, SES-8858669, SES-9196148)

1980

1980

Corporations were selected by identifying the three largest firms whose primary operations were in each of 19 two-digit industries and that maintained a political action committee in the election cycle prior to selection.

Large national corporations in the United States that maintained a political action committee in 1980

observational data

2007-07-16

2007-07-16

Notes

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