7. Implementing a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Revision

  1. Brenda G. Cox2,
  2. David A. Binder3,
  3. B. Nanjamma Chinnappa3,
  4. Anders Christianson4,
  5. Michael J. Colledge5 and
  6. Phillip S. Kott6
  1. Brian MacDonald

Published Online: 17 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch7

Business Survey Methods

Business Survey Methods

How to Cite

MacDonald, B. (1995) Implementing a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Revision, in Business Survey Methods (eds B. G. Cox, D. A. Binder, B. N. Chinnappa, A. Christianson, M. J. Colledge and P. S. Kott), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

  2. 3

    Statistics Canada

  3. 4

    Statistics Sweden

  4. 5

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

  5. 6

    U. S. National Agricultural Statistics Service

Author Information

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 FEB 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471598527

Online ISBN: 9781118150504



  • standard industrial classification system;
  • reference period;
  • reclassification;
  • cost containment practices;
  • systems enhancements


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining the Need for an SiC System Revision

  • Implementation Goals for an SiC Revision

  • Planning for an SiC Revision

  • Establishing Concordance Between New and Old Classification Systems

  • Preserving Historical Continuity of Time Series

  • Funding an SiC Revision

  • Concluding Remarks