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European Survey 2012 CEO Perspective: The Eurozone Crisis, Its Effect on Businesses and Possible Countermeasures

Published By :

Timetric

Published Date : Oct 2012

Category :

Survey Snapshot

No. of Pages : 65 Pages


Synopsis

  • The opinions and forward looking statements of 90 C-level executives have been captured in our in-depth survey.
  • The research is based on primary survey research conducted by Timetric and VRL accessing their B2B panels comprised of senior decision makers from companies in the manufacturing and service sectors.
  • The geographical scope of the research is European - drawing on the activity and expectations of C-level executives in Europe.
  • This report aims to analyze the impact of the European debt crisis on various businesses operating in the European region and understand the strategies adopted to counter the crisis.
  • The report also examines the impact of the sovereign debt crisis on key economic factors such as exports, investments and hiring. The report tracks the expectations of change in these factors in 2012 and 2013.
  • The report also identifies key economic concerns, factors affecting the business community, and the effect of low credit availability on investments.
  • The report details the future expectations for change in revenue, growth, key expenditure and recruitment activity.

Summary

European Survey 2012 CEO Perspective: The Eurozone Crisis, Its Effect on Businesses and Possible Countermeasures is a new report by Timetric and VRL that analyzes the impact of the European debt crisis on various businesses operating in Europe, and outlines the strategies adopted to counter the crisis. This report also examines the level of change in exports and investment in 2011 and tracks the expectations of change in 2012 and 2013. The report also identifies key economic concerns, factors affecting the business community, and the effect of low credit availability on investments. In addition, the report also identifies the future plans of the industry by forecasting revenue changes, staff recruitment expectations, key funding sources to be used, and expected changes in critical expenditure. This report not only grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors, but also examines their actions surrounding business priorities.

Scope

  • The report features the opinions of European C-level executives related to the following:
  • Impact of the Eurozone crisis and its effects on business 
  • Impact on credit availability, investment activity, export volumes and recruitment caused by the crisis
  • Business strategies adopted to counter the crisis
  • Key economic concerns
  • Revenue growth optimism
  • Key sources of funding and business priorities in 20122013
  • Impact of the crisis on Europes political and monetary integration

Reasons To Buy

  • Track expectations of change through broad economic indicators including export volumes, investment activity and hiring and devise future plans accordingly
  • Understand the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the European business community and detail key challenges for business continuity
  • Formulate and benchmark business strategies to counter the crisis with best practices followed by companies in Europe
  • Project industry trends and revenue growth expectations in 20122013 and gauge business confidence to take informed business decisions
  • Project how the economy will grow, consolidate and where it will stagnate

Key Highlights

  • Slow economic growth, stringent regulations and laws, political instability and cost of credit are key economic concerns identified by C-level respondents from both the manufacturing and service sectors across Europe. 
  • Improving operational efficiency, the need to introduce new products and services and the need to expand in existing markets are considered top priorities for companies in Europe. 
  • A notable 54% of C-level respondents from Europe expect stability in their staff recruitment activity.

1 Introduction

1.1 What is this Report About?
1.2 Definitions
1.3 Methodology
1.4 Profile of C-level Survey Respondents

2 Executive Summary

3 Economic Impact : C-level Respondents
3.1 Key Economic Concerns
3.1.1 Key business concerns by company turnover
3.2 Impact on Export Volumes 20112013
3.2.1 Impact on export volumes by company turnover
3.3 Impact on Investment Activity 20112013
3.4 Impact on Hiring
3.4.1 Impact on hiring by company turnover

4 Business Impact : C-level Respondents
4.1 Key Economic Factors Influencing Business
4.1.1 Key economic factors influencing business by company turnover
4.2 Impact of Eurozone Crisis
4.2.1 Impact of eurozone crisis by company turnover
4.3 Effects of the Crisis on Business
4.3.1 Effects of crisis on business by company turnover
4.4 Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activity 20112013
4.4.1 Impact of credit availability on investment activities by company turnover

5 Industry Actions Coping with the Crisis : C-level Respondents
5.1 Business Strategies to Counter the Crisis
5.1.1 Business strategies to counter the crisis by company turnover
5.2 Business Priorities in 20122013
5.2.1 Business priorities by company turnover

6 Future Plans : C-level Respondents
6.1 Revenue Growth Optimism
6.1.1 Revenue growth expectations by company turnover
6.2 Key Source of Funds in 2012-2013
6.2.1 Key source of funds by company turnover
6.3 Changes in Costs in 2012-2013
6.4 Planned Change in Staff Recruitment
6.4.1 Planned change in staff recruitment by company turnover
6.5 Impact of the Crisis on Europes Political and Monetary Integration

7 Appendix
7.1 Full Survey Results
7.2 Methodology
7.3 Contact Us
7.4 About Timetric
7.5 About VRL Financial News
7.6 Disclaimer

List of Table


Table 1: European C-level Respondents by Company Type, 2012
Table 2: European C-level Respondents by Company Turnover (%), 2012
Table 3: Key Economic Concerns of European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Table 4: Key Business Concerns by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 5: Impact on Export Volumes: European C-level Respondents (%), 20112013
Table 6: Impact on Investment Activities of European C-level Respondents (%), 20112013
Table 7: Impact on Hiring of European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Table 8: Impact on Hiring by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 9: Key Economic Factors Influencing Business: European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Table 10: Impact of Eurozone Crisis: European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Table 11: Impact of Eurozone Crisis by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 12: Effects of the Crisis on Business of European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Table 13: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities: European C-level Respondents (%), 20112013
Table 14: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 20112013
Table 15: Business Strategies to Counter the Crisis by European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Table 16: Business Priorities of European C-level Respondents (%), 20122013
Table 17: Business Priorities by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 20122013
Table 18: Revenue Growth Optimism of European C-level Respondents (%), 20122013
Table 19: Revenue Growth Optimism by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 20112013
Table 20: Key Source of Funds for European C-level Respondents (%), 20122013
Table 21: Change in Costs for European C-level Respondents (%), 20112012 Vs 20122013
Table 22: Planned Change in Staff Recruitment by European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Table 23: Planned Change in Staff Recruitment by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Table 24: Impact of the Crisis on Europes Political and Monetary Integration (%), 2012
Table 25: Full Survey Results Closed Questions

List of Chart


Figure 1: Key Economic Concerns of European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Figure 2: Key Business Concerns by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 3: Impact on Export Volumes: European C-level Respondents (%), 20112013
Figure 4: Impact on Export Volumes by Company Turnover in Europe (Percentage of 'Decrease' Responses), 20112013
Figure 5: Impact on Investment Activities of European C-level Respondents (%), 20112013
Figure 6: Impact on Hiring of European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Figure 7: Impact on Hiring by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 8: Key Economic Factors Influencing Business: European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Figure 9: Key Economic Factors Influencing Business by Company Turnover (%), 2012
Figure 10: Impact of Eurozone Crisis: European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Figure 11: Impact of Eurozone Crisis by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 12: Effects of the Crisis on Business of European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Figure 13: Factors Affecting Business by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 14: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities: European C-level Respondents (%), 20112013
Figure 15: Impact of Credit Availability on Investment Activities by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 20112013
Figure 16: Business Strategies to Counter the Crisis by European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Figure 17: Business Strategies to Counter the Crisis by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 18: Business Priorities of European C-level Respondents (%), 20122013
Figure 19: Business Priorities by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 20122013
Figure 20: Revenue Growth Optimism of European C-level Respondents (%), 20122013,
Figure 21: Revenue Growth Optimism by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 20112013
Figure 22: Key Source of Funds for European C-level Respondents (%), 20122013
Figure 23: Key Source of Funds by Company Turnover in Europe (Percentage of 'Increase' Responses), 20122013
Figure 24: Change in Costs for European C-level Respondents (%), 20112012 Vs 20122013
Figure 25: Planned Change in Staff Recruitment by European C-level Respondents (%), 2012
Figure 26: Planned Change in Staff Recruitment by Company Turnover in Europe (%), 2012
Figure 27: Impact of the Crisis on Europes Political and Monetary Integration (%), 2012

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