ERIC Number: ED231615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
The Impact of Laws on Metric Conversion. A Survey of Selected Large U.S. Corporations. Final Report.
Newman & Hermanson Co., Washington, DC.
This study was conducted to determine the extent to which a sample of 51 Fortune 1000 firms perceive that legal impediments to metric conversion exist. The seven major findings were: (1) laws and regulations are not meaningful impediments to metric conversion, but certain ones must be considered in the planning process; (2) the laws of concern are evenly divided between federal and state/local levels; (3) no meaningful correlation exists between a company's metric planning and its perceptions of legal impediments; (4) surveyed firms had not been involved in lobbying; (5) most firms would support efforts by industry to change the perception of legal impediments; (6) the two areas of greatest concern are antitrust laws and building codes; and (7) a number of firms have had excellent experiences in removing the perceptions and in some cases the actual impediments to metric conversion. In other sections of the report, background and methodology are described, and analysis by aggregate and by industrial group is included. Appendices provide additional analyses and the survey instrument. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Metric Board, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Newman & Hermanson Co., Washington, DC.