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ZA6589: Flash Eurobarometer 415 (Innobarometer 2015 - The Innovation Trends at EU Enterprises)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2015): Flash Eurobarometer 415 (Innobarometer 2015 - The Innovation Trends at EU Enterprises). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6589 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6589
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 415 (Innobarometer 2015 - The Innovation Trends at EU Enterprises)
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-11-12,
Date of Collection02.02.2015 - 25.02.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractInnovations in European companies. Topics: company’s attitudes towards design: central strategic element, integral element of development work, only used as last finish, not systematically used, not used at all; introduction since January 2012, of new or significantly improved: goods, services, processes, marketing strategies, organisational methods; percentage of the company’s turnover in 2014 due to innovative goods or services introduced since January 2012; share of total turnover invested in the following activities since January 2012 (in percent): training, software development, company reputation and branding, research and development, design of products and services, organisation of business process improvements, acquisition of equipment; encountered problems and respective significance with regard to the commercialisation of innovative goods or services since January 2012: lack of human resources, lack of financial resources, finding or using new technologies, high costs or complexity of meeting regulations or standards, difficulties in maintaining intellectual property rights, administrative or legal issues, lack of marketing expertise, market domination by established competitors, low demand, weak distribution channels; preferred measures of public support regarding the following issues in the commercialisation of innovative goods or services: meeting regulations or standards, accessing or reinforcing online selling, participating in conferences, trade fairs or exhibitions, staff training, issues regarding intellectual property rights, market-testing before launch, accessing or reinforcing company’s presence in export markets; share of total turnover in 2014 invested in innovation activities; planned development of the percentage of investment dedicated to innovation in the next twelve months; focus of planned investment: goods, services, processes, marketing strategies, organisational methods; main reasons for investment in innovation in the next twelve months; use of the following technologies: sustainable manufacturing technologies, ICT-enabled intelligent manufacturing, high performance manufacturing; plans to use the aforementioned technologies in the next twelve months; activities of the company regarding public procurement contracts since January 2012: won at least one contract, submission of at least one tender with unknown outcome, submission of at least one tender without success, investigation of opportunities without submitting a tender, never submitted a tender or investigated opportunities; inclusion of innovations in won public procurement contract. Demography: information about the company: number of employees, year of establishment, takeover by or merging with another company since the beginning of 2012, independent or part of a group; total turnover in 2014; development of turnover since January 2012 (in percent); percentage of the company’s turnover in 2014 coming from: local sales, sales in the own country outside the area in which company is located, sales in EU countries (including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein), sales in other countries. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; size of company; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • Technology, Energy
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 18 Science and technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • United States of America (US)
UniverseBusinesses employing one or more persons in manufacturing (NACE category C), services (NACE categories G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, R) and the industry sector (NACE categories D, E, F) in the 28 Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and the USA. Whenever a company was eligible the selected respondent had to be a general manager, a financial director or a significant owner.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
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 LT, 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; Léger Schweiz, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland; Kantar Operations, New York, United States; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 02.02.2015 - 25.02.2015 (total)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Belgium)
  • 02.02.2015 - 19.02.2015 (Bulgaria)
  • 03.02.2015 - 17.02.2015 (Czech Republic)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Denmark)
  • 02.02.2015 - 18.02.2015 (Germany)
  • 02.02.2015 - 11.02.2015 (Estonia)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Ireland)
  • 02.02.2015 - 19.02.2015 (Greece)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Spain)
  • 02.02.2015 - 17.02.2015 (France)
  • 02.02.2015 - 18.02.2015 (Croatia)
  • 02.02.2015 - 18.02.2015 (Italy)
  • 02.02.2015 - 11.02.2015 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Latvia)
  • 02.02.2015 - 18.02.2015 (Lithuania)
  • 02.02.2015 - 19.02.2015 (Luxembourg)
  • 02.02.2015 - 18.02.2015 (Hungary)
  • 02.02.2015 - 18.02.2015 (Malta)
  • 02.02.2015 - 17.02.2015 (Netherlands)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Austria)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Poland)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Portugal)
  • 02.02.2015 - 25.02.2015 (Romania)
  • 02.02.2015 - 12.02.2015 (Slovenia)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Slovakia)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Finland)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Sweden)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (United Kingdom)
  • 02.02.2015 - 20.02.2015 (Switzerland)
  • 03.02.2015 - 24.02.2015 (United States)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-11-12 Archive release
Errata in current version
2015-11-12Duplicate casesDuplicate case IDs have been detected for Sweden (caseid = 9696) and Bulgaria (caseid = 3164). The cases are completely identical. A unique serial case id has been appointed by the archive based on the original case order. The serial case IDs for the duplicates are: 6159 and 6160 for Sweden, 7496 and 7497 for Bulgaria.
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 14118
Number of Variables: 192
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 415. Innobarometer 2015 - The innovation trends at EU enterprises. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, September 2015. DOI: 10.2873/001395.
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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