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needed for this study were designated to be either the President or CEO of
Discussions with executives during pre-test phase of the study led the
conclusion that only the CEO/ President had complete knowledge required
for t study. E f r s were therefore made to make the responses of these
key infotmants as representative of the true situation as possible. The guidel n s provided by Huber and Power  for using a single informant in
t e r n s of motivation of informants to cooperate with the study
assessment of alternate framingof questions, andUse of structured questions
were strictly followed in this study. The final questionnaire was mailed to
the Presidents or the CEOs of the study sample. The first wave of mailing
to 536 fm,followed by a second wave of mailing to 250 firms, yielded
responses from 119firms, resulting in a response rateof 22.8%.Out of the
119 firms, 22 were excluded since they contained large numbers of missing
values, resulting in a final sample of 97 firms. Since each fr provided its...
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