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ZA6284: Flash Eurobarometer 413 (Companies Engaged in Online Activities)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission, Brussels (2015): Flash Eurobarometer 413 (Companies Engaged in Online Activities). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6284 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12353
Study No.ZA6284
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 413 (Companies Engaged in Online Activities)
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-9-18, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12353
Date of Collection19.01.2015 - 11.02.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit

Content

AbstractCompanies’ attitudes towards online activities. Topics: company sells or purchases online and / or uses Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) type transactions; online selling of products or services using: own website or apps, small commercial platform, large commercial platform, EDI type transactions; percentage of the company´s online sales in 2014 coming from: country where company is located, other EU countries, countries outside the EU; countries in which online selling was available in 2014; percentage of the company´s non-online sales in 2014 coming from: country where company is located, other EU countries, countries outside the EU; considerations or attempts to sell online in other EU countries; companies already practicing online selling were asked: significance of each of the following difficulties regarding online selling to other EU countries: high delivery costs, expensiveness of guarantees and returns, ignorance of the applicable rules, insufficient security of payments from other countries, copyright reasons, complicated or costly foreign taxation, necessity to adapt product labeling, lack of language skills, restriction or interdiction by suppliers to sell abroad, interdiction by suppliers to use third platform for selling, request of suppliers to sell abroad at different prices, data protection issues, insufficient interoperability, specificity of products, slow internet connection of company or of customers, costs from resolving complaints and disputes cross-border; companies not yet practicing online selling were asked: significance of each of the following difficulties regarding online selling: lack of necessary digital skills, ignorance of the applicable rules, high delivery costs, expensiveness of guarantees and returns, restriction or interdiction by suppliers to sell online, higher prices imposed by suppliers for products sold online, interdiction by suppliers to use third platform for selling, risk of reduction in price for products sold online, risk of damaging image of company and trademarks, slow internet connection of the company. Demography: information about the company: number of employees, year of establishment, independent or part of national or international group, kind of sold products or services and target group; total turnover in 2014; development of turnover since January 2012; percentage of the value of sales in 2014 coming from online sales; percentage of the value of goods and services purchased online by the company in 2014. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; company size; preferred language of the interview; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation
  • 9.1 Information society

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseBusinesses employing one or more persons in companies selling and/or buying on the Internet or using EDI-type transactions (Electronic Data Interchange) in the sectors of manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, accommodation and food service activities, and information and communication (NACE codes C, G, I, J).
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Stratified Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (total)
  • 19.01.2015 - 04.02.2015 (Belgium)
  • 19.01.2015 - 30.01.2015 (Bulgaria)
  • 19.01.2015 - 05.02.2015 (Czech Republic)
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (Denmark)
  • 19.01.2015 - 05.02.2015 (Germany)
  • 19.01.2015 - 26.01.2015 (Estonia)
  • 19.01.2015 - 05.02.2015 (Ireland)
  • 19.01.2015 - 03.02.2015 (Greece)
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (Spain)
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (France)
  • 19.01.2015 - 04.02.2015 (Croatia)
  • 19.01.2015 - 05.02.2015 (Italy)
  • 19.01.2015 - 03.02.2015 (Latvia)
  • 19.01.2015 - 03.02.2015 (Lithuania)
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (Luxembourg)
  • 19.01.2015 - 30.01.2015 (Hungary)
  • 19.01.2015 - 02.02.2015 (Netherlands)
  • 19.01.2015 - 30.01.2015 (Austria)
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (Poland)
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (Portugal)
  • 19.01.2015 - 11.02.2015 (Romania)
  • 19.01.2015 - 27.01.2015 (Slovenia)
  • 19.01.2015 - 27.01.2015 (Slovakia)
  • 19.01.2015 - 06.02.2015 (Finland)
  • 19.01.2015 - 03.02.2015 (Sweden)
  • 19.01.2015 - 30.01.2015 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-9-18 Archive release https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12353
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 8705
Number of Variables: 239
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 413. Companies engaged in online activities. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2015. DOI: 10.2759/473539
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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.