The Supply Chain Module
Changes to International Trade over the course of 2022 ?
The supplementary module is focusing on the extent to which businesses, who trade internationally, have had to adapt their supply chains, over the course of the last year, in light of world events. Survey responses will be analysed to better understand the factors and concerns driving the evolution of supply chains of European firms.
This supplementary module will be undertaken online.
Who is invited to take part?
There are two groups who are being invited to participate in this research:
- Investment Module survey respondents whose firm trade internationally.
- New respondents: Businesses with five employees or more from the non-financial corporate sector across the member states of the European Union and the US have been selected at random. Within these businesses, we are inviting the senior person who is best able to talk about his or her company’s investments.
Selected businesses are active in the economic categories listed under point C to J in the NACE database.
What reassurances can we give about the survey?
We would like to reassure those taking part in the survey that:
- All interviews will be conducted within the ESOMAR (The World Association of Research Professionals) Market Research Code of Conduct. This means that responses will remain completely confidential and your data will only be accessed by the research teams within EIB and Ipsos.
- Your survey data will be linked to the Investment survey module data, if you participated in this survey and data already held about your company from Bureau Van Dijk (Moody’s) ORBIS database, Bloomberg, Rating Agencies and PATSTAT, the worldwide patent statistical database and other commercial providers of publicly available information, but your confidentiality will be maintained.
- We would still like you to complete the survey even if you have not had not been impacted by the world events, to help us ensure that our findings are representative of all organisations.
- Aggregate, anonymised findings from the survey will be published in order to help businesses like yours.
If you have any doubt or would like more information about the survey, please contact Sarah McHugh at Ipsos (Sarah.McHugh@ipsos.com) or Julie Delanote at the European Investment Bank (email@example.com).