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Unformatted text preview: included in this study.' Data Collection .b' I The preliminary questionnaire instrument comprising the above scales was
discussed with the presidentsof four leasing companies s well as with three
academicians. Based on their comments, some of the questionnaire items
were modified. The revised questionnairewas then pre-tested with ten randomly selected firms. The objective ofti test wasto c o n f i i that the items
were understandable and unambiguous. The questionnaire was modified on
the basis of comments received during the pre-test.
The population of leasing f m in the U.S. comprised 1196 firms in the
year 1986. After excluding firms that were owned by foreign firms, firms
whose businesswasconfined to acity or townandthatwasnot
regional or national, and fitms which used leasing to support their other
primary businesses (e.g. investment bankers), the population was reduced
to 550 f m . This was further reduced to 536 f m after excluding firms
thatwere used inpreliminarytests.Key
informants for the info...
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