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ZA4817: Flash Eurobarometer 240 (Preparing for the Euro: Survey Among Slovak Enterprises)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission (2008): Flash Eurobarometer 240 (Preparing for the Euro: Survey Among Slovak Enterprises). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4817 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4817
Study No.ZA4817
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 240 (Preparing for the Euro: Survey Among Slovak Enterprises)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4817 (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection16.06.2008 - 18.06.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector

Content

AbstractPreparations of Slovak enterprises for the changeover to euro. Topics: self-rated knowledge about the euro and the changeover; preferred information sources on the euro: national central bank, European institutions, commercial banks, national government and authorities, consumer associations, media, trade unions and professional organisations, other; satisfaction with information about euro changeover; preferred areas to get more information on; satisfaction with the information about the euro provided by the national authorities; awareness of publications regarding changeover preparations of the business sector by selected institutions; usefulness of these publications; use of the national website on the euro and usefulness; use of the national free telephone line on the euro and usefulness; time of the beginning of the enterprise‘s preparations for the changeover to euro; approval of the following statements on the company’s activities regarding the changeover: has identified the impact in the different areas of the enterprise, has defined the necessary computer adaptation, has informed its staff, has evaluated the training needs, has set up a detailed action plan, appointment of a person in charge of coordinating preparations; time of appointing the charged person; assessment of the consequences of the changeover on the enterprise as positive; proceeding regarding the adaptation of computer systems: executed by own staff, outsourcing, both; expected problems with computer system due to switching to the euro; reasons for expecting problems; enterprise is a retail enterprise or has other direct financial relations with consumers; supply of the company with euro coins and banknotes before January 2009 by the bank; reasons for not being supplied; intention to give change: in euro, in Slovak koruna, both; knowledge of the duration of the dual circulation period of Slovak koruna and euro; awareness of the obligation to dual price display during changeover period; problems concerning dual price display: technical problems, calculation errors by the staff, consumer complaints, too time consuming, too costly, hardware problems; dealing with the adjustment of psychological prices originally in Slovak koruna: exact application of conversion rules, adjusting prices mostly upwards or mostly downwards, partly adjusting upwards and downwards; time of the establishment of prices in euro. Demography: position of respondent at the company; information about the company: company sector, number of employees, turnover. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; NACE-Code.
Categories Categories
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
Topics Topics
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Slovenia (SI)
UniverseThe target sample of 350 enterprises consisted of 300 enterprises in the sectors G and H (trade and hotel sector), of which 20 enterprises with at least 50 employees and 50 enterprises in the sectors C to K (excl. G, H and J) with at least 50 employees.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone Interview
Data CollectorFOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovenia; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 16.06.2008 - 18.06.2008

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4817 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 358
Number of Variables: 90
Analysis System(s): SPSS

Publications

Publications
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Preparing for the euro: survey among Slovak enterprises. Brussels: European Commission July 2008 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_240_en.pdf
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  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: Common Currency (EURO)