IWH FDI Micro Database - Survey of multinational affiliates in East Germany and selected Transition Economies (2013)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Günther, Jutta (Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH))
Publication Date
  • infas Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft, Bonn (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    1. Questions concerning the foreign owned enterprise´s financial sources and restrictions for investment and the distribution and educational background of its employees. 2. Standard questions about the shareholder structure of enterprises with foreign/West German ownership, e.g. date of entry, mode of entry, enterprise operated as a contractor to the foreign shareholder, autonomy over particular business functions. 3. Directed only to enterprises with outward FDI with similar questions as the second section. 4. Questions about domestic investment. 5. Research and development (R&D), R&D employment and R&D expenditure. 6. Product and process innovations including their intensity and sources of financing R&D/innovation. 7. Questions on the diffusion of R&D and innovation. 8. Relationship with suppliers. 9. Relationship with customers and external shocks. Additionally coded was: ID; region of East German company; type of investor; sector of the company; country code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013
Geographic Coverage
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Hungary (HU)
Sampled Universe
Companies with one or more foreign investors - INWARD FDI All companies in the selected sectors and countries in 2010 in which at least one foreign investor (in East Germany a West German multinational investor) holds either at least 10% of the shares/voting rights directly or at least 25% of the shares/voting rights indirectly Companies investing in a company abroad - OUTWARD FDI Companies in selected sectors and countries in 2010 that hold either at least 10% of the shares/voting rights directly or at least 25% of the shares/voting rights indirectly in a company domiciled abroad
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Stratified Sample Stratification by country, size class, industry (manufacturing, other industry) and inward or outward
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 116
Management, deputy or assistant to the management, department or division heads, especially in the area of research and development, were interviewed.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5940 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • IWH (Type: FDZ)
  • Günther, Jutta; Gauselmann, Andrea; Marek, Philipp; Jindra, Björn: IWH-FDI-Micro-Database: Methodological Note Survey 2013 In Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and East Germany (including Berlin). Halle: Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), 2013

Update Metadata: 2020-10-29 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2014-12-23