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ZA4155: Flash Eurobarometer 144 (Innobarometer 2003)

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  • ZA4155_v1-0-1.dta (Dataset Stata) 324 KBytes
  • ZA4155_v1-0-1.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 469 KBytes
  • ZA4155_v1-0-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 423 KBytes


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  • ZA4155_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 226 KBytes
  • ZA4155_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 289 KBytes
  • ZA4155_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 281 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 144 (Innobarometer 2003). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4155 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA4155
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 144 (Innobarometer 2003)
Current Version1.0.1, 2011-5-12,
Date of Collection01.09.2003 - 18.09.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractInnovations in European companies. Topics: percentage of the company’s turnover due to innovative goods or services introduced in the last two years; development of investments dedicated to innovation in the last two years; main incentives for innovation in the last two years: response to consumer needs, increasing price competition, increasing product competition, compliance measures in response to new regulatory or legislative obligations, need to improve productivity level of personnel, need to improve machinery and equipment efficiency; most important unsatisfied needs with regard to innovation; usefulness of the following means with regard to accessing 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; development of the company’s capacity to innovate compared to two years ago; satisfaction with the support of selected groups regarding innovation: Chambers of Commerce, banks, insurance companies, accountants, professional associations, trade unions, staff, national bodies granting patents, European institutions, national authorities; most important new approaches to management of innovation; preferred advisor with regard to introducing new management approaches: suppliers or customers, research institutions, private external consultants, (semi-)public advisory centres; effectiveness of the creation of a community patent in order to harmonize intellectual property legislation throughout the EU for: company in general to innovate, own company to innovate; attitude towards the following statements: companies should continue to increase efforts on innovation as the time required for market launch of products and services is becoming shorter, obligation to innovate with regard to market company is operating in, globalisation is an opportunity for innovation; expected market development with regard to introducing innovative products; most positive impacts of the European Single Market on innovation in the own company: cheaper or better available supplies from other regions in Europe, better access to new markets in the EU, better access to new technologies and research results, improved regulations for competition in the own country and abroad, better cooperation with other European companies. Demography: information about the company: company size, number of employees in the own country, year of company establishment; SIC-Code; main activity of the company; percentage of the company’s sales 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: interview ID; country; interviewer ID; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • 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 in all sectors (except agriculture and public administration)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS DIMARSO, Brüssel, Belgien; TNS GALLUP, Kopenhagen, Dänemark; TNS EMNID, Bielefeld, Deutschland; TNS ICAP, Athen, Griechenland; TNS DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid, Spanien; TNS SOFRES, Montrouge, Frankreich; IRISH MARKETING SURVEYS, Dublin, Irland; DOXA, Mailand, Italien; TNS ILRES, Luxemburg, Luxemburg; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Niederlande; TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon, Portugal; ICM, London, Vereinigtes Königreich; TNS SVENSKA GALLUP, Stockholm, Schweden; TNS SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finnland; ÖSTERREICHISCHES GALLUP, Wien, Österreich EOS Galluo Europe/ TNS Sofres, Brussels
Date of Collection
  • 01.09.2003 - 18.09.2003 (total)
  • 02.09.2003 - 18.09.2003 (Belgium)
  • 01.09.2003 - 16.09.2003 (Denmark)
  • 01.09.2003 - 12.09.2003 (Germany)
  • 01.09.2003 - 12.09.2003 (Greece)
  • 02.09.2003 - 12.09.2003 (Spain)
  • 01.09.2003 - 15.09.2003 (France)
  • 01.09.2003 - 18.09.2003 (Ireland)
  • 01.09.2003 - 08.09.2003 (Italy)
  • 01.09.2003 - 12.09.2003 (Luxembourg)
  • 01.09.2003 - 17.09.2003 (Netherlands)
  • 02.09.2003 - 17.09.2003 (Austria)
  • 01.09.2003 - 16.09.2003 (Portugal)
  • 03.09.2003 - 16.09.2003 (Finland)
  • 01.09.2003 - 15.09.2003 (Sweden)
  • 01.09.2003 - 15.09.2003 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2011-5-12 Archive Release
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3010
Number of Variables: 51
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): -


  • European Commission; EOS Gallup Europe: Innobarometer 2003 Brussels: European Commission, February 2004
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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