Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research considers the systematic analysis of enterprise behaviour and its alterations - due to market changes, institutional embeddedness, or governmental decisions - as an important research area. As such, our institute makes surveys annually and presents the findings on the situation of grey economy, chain indebtedness, effects of changes in the tax system and on how the market actors accommodate to those alterations.
A new field of research has been added to the profile of IEER's interests: we aim to visualize and analyse the spatial aspects of the recent recession. In doing so, we are dealing with the analysis of the spatial differences of unemployment and layoffs.
Research Papers serve as a platform to issue the most significant
research papers of the institute.
IEER Research Papers serve as a platform to issue the most significant research papers of the institute.
Surveys and analyses on the usage and effects of information technology and internet in the business sector.
to a recent study - made in the co-operation of Ernst &
Young and the Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research -, 30 %
of the Hungarian top managers would not reject a bribe offer. This is
only one statement from the research which studied the attitudes of
top managers - chosen from 300 Hungarian enterprises - toward
corruption and institutional corruption risks.
According to a recent study - made in the co-operation of Ernst & Young and the Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research -, 30 % of the Hungarian top managers would not reject a bribe offer. This is only one statement from the research which studied the attitudes of top managers - chosen from 300 Hungarian enterprises - toward corruption and institutional corruption risks.
Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research in collaboration with the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy (and its predecessors) conducted a research on the expected demand of labour and short-term business expectations of enterprises.
The Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research makes a survey several times in a year that measures the opinion of different groups of enterprises on their actual business situation and future expectations. As the recession intensified in Hungary, we modified and added new panels to the survey. The revised questionnaires - from March and June of 2009 and March of 2010 - make emphasis on asking about the preventive actions the enterprises take in order to avoid the negative effects of the recession or to take advantages from the hazy and quickly altering situation.
A research from July 2009 - with the collaboration of IEER and Kopint-Tárki Ltd. - was the first in Hungary aiming at providing an analysis about the negative effects of the recession on enterprises. They used the survey from March 2009 in order to provide analysis not only on the general characteristics of enterprises and different indicators of business climate, but also on borrowings, foreign currency risks and financial disciplines of enterprises and the preventive actions they took in order to avoid the negative effects of the recession. The survey had been repeated in June 2009 by IEER alone, and it gave the opportunity to compare the two databases. The key findings of the research were introduced to the public by giving a presentation in English at CIRET/KOF/GK Conference, Workshop on Sentiment Indicators and the Current Crisis on the 9th November 2009.
The third survey from March 2010 was also conducted by IEER and the three databases alltogether served to scrutinize the semi-long-term processes by using descriptive statistics and multi-variant regression analysis. Moreover, we had interest in mapping the internet usage habits at Hungarian enterprises. The findings were presented in English at CIRET Conference, Economic Trendeny Surveys and the Services Sector on the 14th October 2010. All the three datasets are available free of charge at the following web address http://www.ola.gvi.hu/.
Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research makes surveys annually and presents the findings on different short-term trends of corporate demand on recent graduates, explores the shortages of certain professions, gives a general overview about the wages, and describes the expected qualifications and skills from a recent graduate. In the research we also highlight the perceptions of enterprises and experts on the quality of different higher education institutions, the linkages between business sector and higher education. The aim of the research is to give quality information to the actors of business sector, to the higher educational institutions and the government and contribute to the effective operation of higher education.
SME Outlook aims to study the conjuncture and the causes and consequences of recent economic trends and the future expectations of small and medium enterprises four times in a year. The research is built on the collaboration of Volksbank Hungary, Figyelő and Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research.
Employment, conjuncture and other factors of economy on the map. Spatial comparative analyses.
This research program aims helping the regional development and training committees (RFKB - in Hungarian) in order to establish a quota of the maximum number of different vocational trainings. The research is based on the available statistics on vocational training supplemented by IEER's own large-sample empiric survey and it evaluates the expected labour demand for vocational school graduates and compares the results to the expected number of recent graduates in the following years.
The Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research conducts regularly enterprise surveys on the expected labour demand for vocational school graduates, measures the perceptions on the qualifications and skills of the recent graduates, and delineates their current situation and their long-term prospects. Also, IEER occasionally analyses issues about the situation of vocational school training, or about the consequences of potential changes in the structure of vocational professions.