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ZA3144: Flash Eurobarometer 64 (Managers 14)

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Citation Citation European Commission (1999): Flash Eurobarometer 64 (Managers 14). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3144 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3144
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 64 (Managers 14)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1999)
Date of Collection09.1998 - 09.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Melich, Anna - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel
  • Jamar, Nicole - EOS, Gallup Europe, Wavre, Belgien


AbstractPerceived restrictions in business and service activities in the EU. Views on elimination of trade limitations. Topics: position in business; area of business; business size; turnover; age of business; contacts and participations in businesses in other European countries; countries to which the business exports within the EU; development of business profit, the market share in Germany, exports to the EU, extent of employment, extent of investment and new introduction of products or services in the last few years; influence of introduction of the European domestic market on the performance of the business. Hinderances in business dealings with businesses in other European countries: judgement on hinderances in intra-European business transactions in the last two years; application of laws or regulations, inadequate knowledge about domestic market rules and inadequate knowledge of other EU markets as most important obstacles in business abroad; authorities rejecting products abroad; costs through adapting to standards; unusual acceptance and certification procedures; difficulties with value added tax system; financing costs for cross-border business; market access limitations; preferential treatment of competition through public support; discriminating practices of national authorities; access limitations to public bidding; lack of legal guarantees for cross-border orders; inadequate copyright protection or patent protection and protection of registered trademarks; most important reasons for business obstacles; European countries in which obstacles are practically insignificant, in which they are surmountable as well as countries in which they are almost insurmountable; experiences of the business with elimination of such obstacles; consultants and institutions contacted in this case; source of information or provider of reference to this counseling institution; assessment of usefulness of this counseling; preferred European or local external facilities for future questions; preferred communication paths for obtaining information and solving difficulties; type and extent of need for information on cross-border business transactions, e.g. in view of business start, bidding documents, standards, copyright protection, tax regulations, access to subsidies, environmental regulations, consumer protection, work or social legislation, management procedures and means to assert personal rights regarding authorities; assessment of providing information for the business and the situation of obtaining information for businesses in other EU countries (scale); extension of European business activity given improved access to necessary information; preferred institution to provide this information; institutions at home and abroad that have been approached to obtain information; judgement on outcome of such obtaining information; perceived increase or decrease in administrative formalities imposed on the business; judgement on national measures to improve and simplify formalities; desires regarding simplification of laws or instructions on fulfillment of the laws and regarding elimination of double formalities; priority in realization of desires; priority in simplification of administrative tasks.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Business/industrial management and organisation
  • Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseBusinesses with more than 10 employeee from the areas of business building and construction trade, banks, trade (incl. hotels and restaurants) and production
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIMARSO, Bruessel; GALLUP, Kopenhagen; EMNID, Bielefeld; ICAP, Athen; DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid; B.V.A., Viroflay, Frankreich; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; METRIS, Lissabon; NOP, London; OEsterreichisches GALLUP, Wien; SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finnland; SIFO, Stockholm
Date of Collection
  • 09.1998

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)
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Further Remarks

NotesIn each country different numbers of businesses were interviewed. Mostly 100 businesss were interviewed, except in Germany 1028, in Spain 282, in France 654, in Italy 525, in the Netherlands 191 and in the United Kingdom 537 businesses.
Number of Units: 4057
Number of Variables: 285
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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  •  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