Dataset: PLG0502: Labourmarket Monitoring I: Enterprise Suvey


The aim of LAMO (Labourmarket Monitoring) is the development, application and validation of a monitoring tool for the regular survey of the changes on the labour market in the course of the EU enlargement. Another goal is to complement the objective labour market data with information on the subjective willingness of people in the border regions to commute between home and work or to emigrate. Thereby, developments can assessed and this enables politics to react accordingly in time. The need for labour force in the regions is evaluated so that the whole labour market situation can be considered. The LAMO tools are expert interviews, household and enterprise interviews.  

The enterprise interview questions are on the following topics:
corporate structure, number of employees, requirement of employees (qualification, knowledge,type of employment), desired attitude to work, willingness to employ foreign workers, working conditions, recruiting sources, development of the number of employees, criteria for the choice of location.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

PLG0502: Labourmarket Monitoring I: Enterprise Suvey



Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Christian Bischof , The Austrian Social Science Data Archive


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
The Austrian Social Science Data Archive AUSSDA


The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Date of Production


Full Title


Bibliographic Citation

Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung: Labourmarket Monitoring I. Unternehmensbefragung, 2005. Wien: WISDOM (Distribution), 2008

Study Description

Full Title

PLG0502: Labourmarket Monitoring I: Enterprise Suvey



Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Mag. Marc Bittner Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung
Dr. Michaela Hudler-Seitzberger Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung PLG

Date of Production


Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Municipal Department 27 - EU Strategy and Economic Development
Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth


Depositor: Mag. Marc Bittner; Paul Lazarsfeld Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung

List of Keywords

Topic Classification


Geographic Coverage

Unit of Analysis


Kind of Data



Survey period: November 2004 until February 2005

Time Method

Corss section

Data Collector

Sampling Procedure

The sample of the enterprises was planed to represent the local economic structure and the variety of enterprises. The sample was taken in two steps:

1) In every single region, the total number of enterprises, which should be investigated, was identified. Starting point of the survey was Vienna, including 200 enterprises.
2) To include economic and structural conditions of the region, the following factors were considered: economic structure and branch (according to the regional economic centre of gravity );  size of enterprise (small-, medium-size- and large enterprises); ownership structure (foreign, domestic, regional); domestic/foreign orientation

Mode of Data Collection

in written form

Type of Research Instrument

Questionnarie with predefined categories

Data Sources

The Sampling procedure is based on a spatial-structural background analysis of the communities, cities and enterprises within the LAMO-region by the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).

Characteristics of Data Collection Situation

Sample size:

Austria, total: 372
Vienna 200
Lower Austria 129
Burgenland 43
Slovakia: 124  
Czech Republic: 161
Hungary: 73


The finalized questionnaire was translated into the languages of the different countries (Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian) and tested for its empirical capability. Then, the results of the testing period were retranslated into German (as an instrument of control of the translation) and finally the question program was released for empirical work.

Availability Status



Freely accessible for research and teaching


They have to contain the designated purpose and the terms and conditions (see AUSSDA user guidelines).

Related Studies

Related Studies at the WISDOM

PLG0501_en: Labourmarket Monitoring I: Household Survey
PLG0701_en: Labourmarket Monitoring II: Household Survey
PLG0702_en: Labourmarket Monitoring II: Enterprise Survey

Related Publications


Bittner, Marc / Hudler-Seitzberger, Michaela (2006): Arbeitsmarktmonitoring - Struktur, Motive, Erwartungen und Wünsche des Arbeitsmigrationspotenzials in den Grenzregionen der Slowakei, Tschechiens und Ungarns mit Österreich. In: SWS-Rundschau Nummer 4/2006

Data Files Description

File Name


Overall Case Count


Overall Variable Count


Type of File

Nesstar 200801

Questionnaire (german)

Questionnaire (slovak)

Questionnaire (czech)

Questionnaire (hungarian)

Research Report (in 4 languages)


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