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Flash Eurobarometer 434 (Geo-blocking Among Businesses)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Gallup, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Deutschland, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Italia, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Information society
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    Purchase of products and services for companies within the EU. Experiences with geo-blocking. Topics: purchase of goods and services for the company from other EU countries in the last twelve months; difficulties regarding the purchase; reasons for not purchasing from other EU countries; problems related with purchasing from other EU countries; products and services that were difficult to purchase; stage of purchasing process that was problematic. Demography: information about the company (limited to activities in the own country): number of employees, year of company establishment; total turnover in 2015; development of turnover since January 2015 (in percent); expected development of the number of employees in the next twelve months; sales to other EU countries and to countries outside the EU; percentage of the value of sales to other EU member states in 2015; availability of the following services: website presenting products and services, online order, online payment; direct selling to final consumers and / or to other companies or organisations; percentage of the company’s turnover in 2015 invested in research and development. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-25
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-23
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-22
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-24
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-25
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-24
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-22
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-23
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-22
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-24
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-22
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-25
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-24
  • 2016-02-16 / 2016-02-25
    United Kingdom
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
The survey covers all enterprises operating within the NACE sectors C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N and R in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 4200
    Number of Variables: 124
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6772 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 434. Geo-blocking among businesses. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2016. doi:10.2873/409357

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2016-11-09

European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 434 (Geo-blocking Among Businesses). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.