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ZA3684: Flash Eurobarometer 129 (Innobarometer 2002)

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  • ZA3684_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 269 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2002): Flash Eurobarometer 129 (Innobarometer 2002). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3684 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3684
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 129 (Innobarometer 2002)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2002)
Date of Collection09.09.2002 - 30.09.2002
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Christensen, Thomas - European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls
  • Mohedano-Brèthes, Ruben - European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls


AbstractInnovations in European companies. Topics: percentage of the company’s turnover coming from new or renewed products or services introduced in the last two years; investment in innovation activities in the last two years; innovative activities of the company in the last two years: development of new products, development of new production processes, development of organisational changes; most important ways to access advanced technologies: acquisition of advanced machinery and equipment, cooperation with suppliers or customers, conducting in-house research and development, cooperation with universities or R&D specialists, purchasing of licences; assessment of the innovation performance of own company compared to main competitors; most important factors for innovation for own company; most important unsatisfied needs; necessity to improve staff’s competencies and qualifications with regard to: basic skills of workforce leaving primary school, apprenticeship and training of technical staff, apprenticeship and training of commercial staff, university education of staff, motivation of staff at all levels to acquire new competencies; most appropriate training provision: within the company, by public sector education and training institutions, by semi-public institutions; average number of working days dedicated to education and training per employee during last year; prioritized business activities with regard to the innovation of management in the next two years; preferred advisory body with regard to the introduction of new approaches to management: suppliers or customers, research institutions, private external consultants, public or semi-public advisory centres; role of own company with regard to cooperation with other companies: own company requests cooperation, other firms request cooperation with own company, both; expected usefulness of cooperation with regard to launching new products or services; existing cooperation with other firms; participation of own company in the public debate on innovation through: dialogue at company level, own media activities addressing customers and shareholders, joint information activities with research institutions, joint discussions with industry associations on norms and standards, initiatives addressing the education system; planned strengthening of the aforementioned communication activities with regard to innovation in the next two years; expected market development for the introduction of innovative products in the next years; most important incentives to innovate in the next years; most positive impact of the European Single Market on innovation. Demography: information about the company: number of employees in the own country, year of company establishment; main activity of the company; percentage of the company’s turnover coming from exports; percentage of the company’s turnover coming from trade with other firms; percentage of the company’s turnover coming from trade with consumers. Additionally coded was: country; questionnaire number; region; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; SIC-Code; NACE-Code; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseCompanies employing 20 or more persons, farmers excluded, installed in the European Union
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS Dinmarso, Bruxelles, Belgium TNS Gallup, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany TNS DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid, Spain TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France Irish MKTG Surveys, Dublin, Ireland DOXA Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxemburg TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands Österreichisches Gallup, Vienna, Austria TNS Euroteste, Lisbon, Portugal TNS Suomen Gallup, Espoo, Finland TNS Svenska Gallup, Stockholm, Sweden ICM London, United Kingdom EOS Gallup Europe, Chaumont-Gistoux / Wavres (Belgium) (international co-operation)
Date of Collection
  • 09.09.2002 - 30.09.2002 (total)
  • 09.09.2002 - 24.09.2002 (Belgium)
  • 09.09.2002 - 16.09.2002 (Denmark)
  • 09.09.2002 - 20.09.2002 (Germany)
  • 11.09.2002 - 25.09.2002 (Greece)
  • 09.09.2002 - 20.09.2002 (Spain)
  • 09.09.2002 - 18.09.2002 (Finland)
  • 09.09.2002 - 26.09.2002 (France)
  • 10.09.2002 - 27.09.2002 (Ireland)
  • 10.09.2002 - 19.09.2002 (Italy)
  • 09.09.2002 - 23.09.2002 (Louxemburg)
  • 09.09.2002 - 27.09.2002 (Netherlands)
  • 09.09.2002 - 25.09.2002 (Austria)
  • 11.09.2002 - 24.09.2002 (Portugal)
  • 09.09.2002 - 24.09.2002 (Sweden)
  • 09.09.2002 - 30.09.2002 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3014
Number of Variables: 106
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission: Innobarometer 2002. Brussels: European Commission October 2002
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Manager samples and enterprise issues : Innovation