Economic survey of the information sector

Data Types and Keywords

  • Data type: individual business data
  • Keywords: information and communication technologies (ICT), quarterly data


Since the second quarter of 2011, ZEW conducted a quarterly survey among firms in the information economic sector. About 1,000 firms report within a written questionnaire on their firm development in the last three months and their expectations for the following quarter. Alongside the economic development of the information sector, the inquiry also requests information on the diffusion of ICT and on investments in ICT. Furthermore, the survey gathers background information such as the number of employees and their respective qualifications, education and additional in-service training possibilities, as well as the innovativeness of the firm.

ZEW Researchers/Data Compilers

Dr. Daniel Erdsiek