Competitiveness of 'Business France' and French companies in the global marketplace en 2008 (survey on the)

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Dernière mise à jour le : 17/07/2013

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des Etudes et Synthèses Economiques (DESE)

Type d'opération :

Survey

Objectifs :

The survey on the competitiveness of 'Business France' and French companies in the global marketplace should provide information on international competition as experienced by French industrial businesses, and define its structural determining factors (regulatory framework, macroeconomic climate, socio-economic factors, quality of the education system etc.).

The international competitiveness of 'Business France' and French companies in the global marketplace not only has a global dimension (impact of exchange rate, geographic orientation of trade), but also a company dimension. A company's export capacity in fact depends on characteristics specific to that company. Factors that can hamper exports are not the same from one company to another.

It is for this reason that a detailed analysis of export determining factors can only be obtained by questioning the companies themselves. In this context, the monthly business outlook survey on industry is a natural vehicle for conducting this type of survey.

Thèmes abordés :

The survey on the competitiveness of 'Business France' and French companies in the global marketplace deals with several topics:

- international development enables a company to assess the importance of different elements on the competitiveness of companies in foreign marketplaces;

- companies describe a large number of factors as either advantages or disadvantages in France;

- companies that have moved abroad: past achievements, forecasting for the years to come and motivations;

- use of international aid and an appreciation of its advantages.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

The survey covers manufacturing industries, agri-food industries and petroleum refining.
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Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Enterprise

Périodicité de l'opération :

Aperiodic

Période et mode de collecte :

Data collection by post

Historique :

2008

Plan de sondage :

The survey is conducted on around 4,000 industrial companies with more than 20 employees.

All companies with at least 500 employees or 150 million euros in turnover are surveyed (identical sample to that used for the monthly manufacturing industry survey).

Autres spécifications :

Questions are formulated so that they can be answered quickly (most of the questions are qualitative with three response options expressed in the form "favourable, unfavourable or neutral" or "very important, fairly important or not important".

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