Hardman, Jonathan. (2020). Leximetric Coding of Private Companies incorporated in Scotland in October 2009, 2009 [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Law School. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2805.
This dataset provides details of all company numbers for companies incorporated in Scotland in October 2009. Details of the companies were taken from the public register, https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/, prior to 1 December 2017.
Various fields (including whether a company name was identifiable, the type of form that the company was incorporated under and the type of company) were used to narrow this to private companies incorporated within Scotland in that month. The constitutions of those companies were then downloaded between January 2018 and March 2018 to leximetrically code them across 12 variables: convergence with the default rules were coded 0 whilst divergence was coded 1.
Any amendments to the constitutions between the date of incorporation and 1 December 2017 were also subsequently coded.
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