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ZA4187: Flash Eurobarometer 163 (0 employee = One-person-enterprises)

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  • ZA4187_v2-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 489 KBytes
  • ZA4187_v2-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 636 KBytes
  • ZA4187_v2-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 593 KBytes


  • ZA4187_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 115 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 219 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 282 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 269 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 856 KBytes
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  • ZA4187_q_ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 227 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 306 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 311 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 367 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 172 KBytes
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  • ZA4187_q_lt-lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 245 KBytes
  • ZA4187_q_lt-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 269 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 163 (0 employee = One-person-enterprises). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4187 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA4187
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 163 (0 employee = One-person-enterprises)
Current Version2.0.0, 2014-8-14,
Date of Collection21.06.2004 - 09.09.2004
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commision, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes of one-person company owners towards hiring staff. Topics: frequency of the following activities: employ staff on short term basis, receive help from friends or family, subcontract or buy services from others; recruitment of staff under regular work contract; expected necessity to recruit staff under regular work contract in the next six months; reasons for not employing staff under regular contract; most important obstacles for employing staff under regular contract with regard to legal and administrative procedures; estimated number of institutions to deal with before employing staff; estimated time needed to fulfil administrative procedures; expected time needed for administrative process in total; most important sources of information on administrative processes and duties; estimated time needed per month and employee for administrative processes; awareness of selected simplified legal and administrative requirements and initiatives for small companies: special rules regarding the administrative process of hiring employees, relaxed employment rules, exceptions from rules regarding dismissal of employees, tax reductions and special reductions for social security contributions, special financial support with regard to hiring employees; estimated non-wage labour costs. Demography: information about the company: number of employees in the own country, company sector; beginning of business activity; sex; age; age at end of education; turnover of the company in the own country in the last fiscal year. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; SIC-Code; language of the interview; 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)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Poland (PL)
UniverseOne-person companies in the 19 Member States of the European Union (agriculture and administration excluded)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS Gallup, Kopenhavn, Denmark; TNS Emnid, Bielefeld, Germany; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; Irish MKTG Surveys, Ireland; DOXA, Milan, Italy; TNS ILReS, Luxemburg, 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; Synovate, Nicosa, Cyprus; Factum, Praha, Czech Republic; TNS EMOR, Tallinn, Estonia; TNS Gallup, Vilnius, Lithuana; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; EOS Gallup Europe/TNS Sofres, Brussels
Date of Collection
  • 21.06.2004 - 09.09.2004 (total)
  • 23.06.2004 - 29.06.2004 (Belgium)
  • 21.06.2004 - 25.06.2004 (Denmark)
  • 21.06.2004 - 30.06.2004 (Germany)
  • 23.06.2004 - 01.07.2004 (Spain)
  • 21.06.2004 - 29.06.2004 (France)
  • 21.06.2004 - 08.07.2004 (Ireland)
  • 22.06.2004 - 02.07.2004 (Italy)
  • 22.06.2004 - 16.07.2004 (Luxembourg)
  • 22.06.2004 - 30.06.2004 (Netherlands)
  • 23.06.2004 - 25.06.2004 (Austria)
  • 02.07.2004 - 02.07.2004 (Portugal)
  • 23.06.2004 - 29.06.2004 (Finland)
  • 21.06.2004 - 29.06.2004 (Sweden)
  • 21.06.2004 - 21.06.2004 (United Kingdom)
  • 01.09.2004 - 03.09.2004 (Cyprus)
  • 02.09.2004 - 08.09.2004 (Czech Republic)
  • 01.09.2004 - 09.09.2004 (Estonia)
  • 01.09.2004 - 08.09.2004 (Lithuania)
  • 01.09.2004 - 09.09.2004 (Poland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2014-8-14 Archive release (public use file)
1.0.12011-5-12 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: 3929
Number of Variables: 43
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission; FOS Gallup Europe: MIS Médecins généralistes. Brussels: European Commission July 2002
Relevant full texts
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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