The Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research operated by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK GVI) is a non-profit, economic research institute indulging in applied research in several subfields of economics. The Institute is a market leader in Hungary in empirical company researches especially in the field of business climate research. We survey 17,000 companies per year by questionnaire with several methods (personal interviews, telephone interviews, online surveys).
The Institute was established in March 1999 by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry aiming at contributing to the Chamber's obligation - to actively take part in the economic policy decision-making process - by yielding information and structured data concerning the processes of Hungarian and foreign markets and to various influential factors - such as the actual situation or distant future prospects - of the companies rallied in the chamber. Through the regional chambers, we may be in contact with more than 35.000 companies who are producing approximately 60% of the GDP.
Our mission is to provide empirically and theoretically substantiated knowledge and analysis of the economic and social processes that influence the actual situation and perspectives of Hungarian economy and Hungarian companies. The Institute is engaged in quality analysis and generates primarily public goods. Accordingly, it endeavors to facilitate access to the primary databases and research findings of the Institute thereby promoting the notion of transparency. We offer all the research results of our surveys in pdf format on our website (http://gvi.hu/). Also, indispensable information for businesses is available concerning the situation of Hungarian macro-economy and the prognosis of the European business cycle. Moreover, we recently launched three sites with databases free of charge. Hungarian labour market prognosis data is available at http://www.mmpp.hu/ and some selected databases of GVI surveys can be downloaded from http://ola.gvi.hu/. The third one is http://www.szakmavilag.hu/, a website that provides information on all the skills that can be learned in vocational schools, mainly on the content of the training and on the labour market opportunities after graduation. A new software development of our Institute is the Textplore text analysis software (http://textplore.org/) with which brand analyses for companies and background analyses for economic researches are made.