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Flash Eurobarometer 315 (Attitudes of European Entrepreneurs Towards Eco-innovation)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector (Researcher)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP SPAIN, Spain (Data Collector)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • MSR, Naarden, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • CATI d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Linköping, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary(international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
    • Work and Industry
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of European businesses towards eco-innovation. Topics: percentage of material cost in relation to company’s total cost; development of material cost in the last five years; expected development of material cost in the coming five to ten years; regions of material origin; measures to reduce material cost in the last five years; share of innovation investments related to eco-innovation in the last five years; introduction in the last two years, of new or significantly improved eco-innovative: products or services to the market, production processes, organisational methods; reduction of material use per unit output in the last two years; importance of selected obstacles to eco-innovation: lack of funds within enterprise, lack of external financing, uncertain return on investment, lack of personnel and technological capabilities within enterprise, limited access to external information and knowledge, lack of suitable business partners, lack of collaboration with universities and research institutes, uncertain demand from the market, reduction of material use is no innovation priority, reduction of energy use is no innovation priority, technological lock-ins in economy, market domination by established enterprises, missing incentives for eco-innovation, insufficient access to subsidies and fiscal incentives; importance of each of the following motivations for eco-innovation: technological and management capabilities within enterprise, secure or increase existing market share, high material price, limited access to materials, expected future material scarcity, collaboration with universities and research institutes, good access to external information and knowledge, good business partners, high energy price, expected future increase in energy price, existing regulations and standards, expected future regulations and standards, access to subsidies and fiscal incentives, increasing market demand for green products. Demography: information about the company: number of employees; annual turnover; development of turnover in the last two years; main activity of the company. Additionally coded was: interview ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; call history; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-01-24 / 2011-02-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
Sampled Universe
Companies small (10-49 employees) and medium (50-249 employees) and operating in the 27 Member States of the European Union. Target activities of the survey were the sectors of Agriculture, Manufacturing, Water supply and waste management, Construction and Food services.
Collection Mode
  • Interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 5222
    Number of Variables: 83
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5470 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Attitudes of European entrepreneurs towards eco-innovation. Brussels: European Commission March 2011

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2011-07-28

Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 315 (Attitudes of European Entrepreneurs Towards Eco-innovation). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.