Projects - Economic Sector Analyses

Kreativwirtschaft und Internationalisierung

The study presents the extent of internationalisation of the Austrian creative industries by means of meaningful indicators and contains an analysis of the potential and the obstacles of the creative industries relating to different dimensions of internationalisation. The potential of the creative industries in the international market is illustrated by showing Austrian corporate case studies. In addition, the study includes the presentation of international policy approaches with regard to the development and design of internationalisation strategies for the creative industries.
On behalf of: Wirtschaftskammer Österreich - Kreativwirtschaft Austria (KAT)
Co-operation: Industriewissenschaftliches Institut, Oxford Research, Panteia
Expected completion: 2018
Contact: Christina Enichlmair

Der österreichische Handel 2017 – Daten, Fakten, Analysen
The Austrian Trade 2017 – Facts, Figures, Analysis

The publication “The Austrian Trade 2017 – Facts, Figures, Analyses” provides comprehensive and most recent data on the trade in Austria, but also by retail trade sectors (including selected retail trade industries), wholesale trade and the automobile sector. The compact reference guide in A-5 format is structured as follows: (1) structure of trade, (2) trade as employer, (3) output of trade and (4) the economic situation in trade. The special topic 2017 provides a comprehensive comparison between trade and other central economic sectors in Austria. Statistical data of well-known institutions (Statistik Austria, Eurostat, etc) as well as recent research results, database analyses and projections of the Austrian Institute for SME Research build the basis for the different analyses.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Branchenstudie Baunebengewerbe 2017
Industry analysis of construction-related trade 2017

The survey comprises the quarterly presentation of the economic and business cycle situation and development of ten industries of the Austrian construction-related trade: stonemasonry, roof covering, glazing, tinsmith, pottery, painting, carpentry, building completion, timber construction and floor covering. The business cycle indicators are turnover and price development, investments, insolvencies, unemployment figures, order situation and work to capacity, assessment of the business situation, order expectations and human resources planning.
On behalf of: Economic Chamber Austria, BIG IV
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Walter Bornett

Situation, Entwicklung und Zukunftsaussichten des österreichischen Gewerbe und Handwerks
Situation, development and perspectives of the Austrian crafts and trades sector

The project develops scenarios and models regarding perspectives of the Austrian trades and crafts sector and recommendations for stakeholders deriving economic and social policies. The basis are the categorisation of the sections according to the development trends during the last 10 years and analyses of the recent situation based on the categories.
On behalf of: Institut für Angewandte Gewerbeforschung (IAGF)
Co-operation: WIFO
Expected completion: 2017 
Contact: Walter Bornett

Improving Economic and Policy Knowledge in the Field of Sport Related Industries with particular focus on the Sporting Goods Sector

The study aims at improving the economic and policy knowledge of the sport-related industries, in particular the sporting goods sector. Besides an overview of the sport-related industries, it includes a definition of the sporting goods sector, a collection of economic data (based on statistical data, survey, interviews, case studies), a methodological guide for future data collection, and an assessment of the competitiveness of the sector (SWOT analysis, validation workshop, and recommendations). The study shall help the industry make business decisions based on accurate information, and policy makers engage in evidence-based policy-making.
On behalf of: EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises
Co-operation: VVA Europe Valdani, Vicari & Associates (lead)
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Christina Enichlmair

Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des österreichischen Tourismus 
Competitiveness of the Austrian tourism

Apart from the positive development of overnight stays the study focusses on the sustainable competitiveness of hotels and tourism in general. It provides a comparison of the main tax frame conditions with tourism in the relevant neighbour countries and regions as well as an assessment of the recent situation based on a survey among the enterprises. 
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber Austria
Co-operation: AT - MAKAM Market Research
Completed: 2017/03
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Österreichischer Kreativwirtschaftsbericht 2017
Report on Austrian Creative Industries 2017

The Austrian report on creative industries 2017 presents the economic development of creative industries and the importance of this sector for the Austrian economy. The definition of creative industries is compared internationally and one of the main topics was the analysis of the potential of creative industries regarding cross over effects and innovation.
On behalf of: Wirtschaftskammer Österreich - Kreativwirtschaft Austria (KAT)
Completed: 2017/01
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Infoservice Handel 2016
Info service trade 2016

The project „Infoservice trade 2015“ includes recent facts and figures on trade in the Federal States in Austria. In 2015 five reports analysed the following aspects: consumer online-shopping, employment aspects, enterprise demography, micro-economic position of trade enterprises, Christmas sales and status quo and development of shopping centers.
On behalf of: Economic Chamber Upper Austria
Completed: 2016/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Gebäudereinigung in Österreich
Cleaning sector in Austria

The cleaning sector is characterised by a few peculiarities regarding competition, bureaucratic costs etc. while significantly contributing to the Austrian economy. Based on the analysis of secondary statistics and interviews with experts, the sector’s status and characteristics were explored. Following that, the relevance of the services provided was elaborated and all information obtained was deepened by use of an online survey among companies in the sector.
On behalf of: Austrian Economic Chamber
Completed: 2016/12
Contact: Sascha Ruhland

Der österreichische Handel 2016 – Daten, Fakten, Analysen
The Austrian Trade 2016 – Facts, Figures, Analysis

The publication of the Austrian Trade Report was issued for the 13th time in 2016. It focussed on the analysis of current developments in retail trade, wholesale and the automobile industry.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2016/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

KMU Bericht: Wirtschaftskraft KMU – Analyse der Bedeutung der KMU für die österreichische Wirtschaft
SME Report: Economic strength of Austrian SMEs

The annual SME report presents the general economic conditions, the structure and achivements as well as the economic situation of small and medium sized enterprises in Austria. Furthermore, the report includes economic policy successes of the Austrian Economic Chamber as well as proposals to improve the framework conditions of SMEs in Austria. 
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2016/12
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Vorschau: Ballsaison 2016/17
Ball season 2015/16

The report on the traditional Viennese ball season provides an overview on the number of expected visitors, the anticipated expenses and furthermore the expectations of the organisers of the events and the owners of dancing schools.
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber Vienna
Completed: 2016/11
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Kreativwirtschaft Stadt Graz
Creative Industries Graz

The report is based on a special analysis of economic structural data on creative industries in the town of Graz for the year 2014.
On behalf of: Stadt Graz, Abteilung für Wirtschafts- und Tourismusentwicklung
Completed: 2016/11
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Mittelstandsbericht 2016 
Report on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

The report on small and medium sized enterprises is presented to the Austrian Parliament every second year. Besides recent information on the industries as well as a thematic focus on competitiveness the report also provides a list of support measures for SMEs based on the 10 principles of the European Small Business Act. 
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economic
Completed: 2016/11
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Bürokratiebelastung im niederösterreichischen Gewerbe und Handwerk
Administrative burdens index for trades and crafts in Lower Austria

The study aims at identification and quantification of administrative burdens: Which are the recurring legal obligations that are regarded as burdens by the entrepreneurs in the trades and craft sector in Lower Austria? What is the time requirement the enterprises expect for the obligations and what are the costs? Based on these data an “administrative burdens index” was calculated to show the development over time.
On behalf of: Economic Chamber Lower Austria
Completed: 2016/08
Contact: Walter Bornett

Competitiveness of cultural and creative industries for growth and jobs

The study focussed on the analysis of the competitiveness and economic relevance of the European cultural and creative industries (CCI). It includes an overview on the most important indicators regarding the economic situation of the European creative industries and analyses the necessary framework conditions to guarantee an ideal future development beyond the background of trends and de-velopments. The study includes 5 detailed cased studies on national and 10 on regional strategies/initiatives to support CCI and derives central factors for policy learning and further recommendations for possible actions for an EU-wide CCI strategy.
On behalf of: EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises
Co-operation: VVA Europe Valdani, Vicari & Associates
Completed: 2016/07
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Strukturanalyse im stationären Einzelhandel 2016
Structural analysis of retail 2016

The annual structural analysis comprises data and facts on the status quo, the development of business data, the sales area and concentration tendencies of retail in Austria.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2016/07
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Konsumentenverhalten im Distanzhandel 2016
Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2016

The 7th edition of the study “Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2016” analysed the shopping behaviour of the Austrian population regarding the classic mail-order business as well as in internet retail-trade. The main indicators are the number of Austrians, buying via distance selling, expenditures as well as the development over a time period. Furthermore, the main focus in 2016 was on the dynamic development of smartphone-shopping. New topics were the detailed analysis of the return rate and consumer satisfaction with the speed of delivery.
On behalf of: Retail Trade Association
Co-operation: MAKAM Market Research
Completed: 2016/06
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Auswirkungen der Steuerreform 2015/2016 auf den Tourismus

The analysis describes the effects of the tax reform 2015/2016 – with main focus on the real estate sector: the numbers of enterprises concerned as well as the effects on typical tourism enterprises are presented.
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber Austria
Completed: 2016/04
Contact: Kerstin Hölzl

Branchenstudie Baunebengewerbe 2015
Industry analysis of construction-related trade 2015

The survey comprises the quarterly presentation of the economic and business cycle situation and development of ten industries of the Austrian construction-related trade: stonemasonry, roof covering, glazing, tinsmith, pottery, painting, carpentry, building completion, timber construction and floor covering. The business cycle indicators are turnover and price development, investments, insolvencies, unemployment figures, order situation and work to capacity, assessment of the business situation, order expectations and human resources planning.
On behalf of: Economic Chamber Austria, BIG IV
Completed: 2016/02
Contact: Walter Bornett

Erhebungen zum Weihnachtsgeschäft 2015
Christmas sales 2015

The reports on the Christmas sales 2015 in Vienna included a consumer as well as enterprise survey. The project was conducted simultaneously with the Austrian wide survey on Christmas sales.
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber Vienna
Completed: 2015/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Infoservice Handel 2015
Info service trade 2015

The project „Infoservice trade 2015“ includes recent facts and figures on trade in the Federal States in Austria. In 2015 five reports analyse the following aspects: consumer online-shopping, employment aspects, enterprise demography, micro-economic position of trade enterprises, Christmas sales and status quo and development of shopping centers.
On behalf of: Economic Chamber Salzburg
Completed: 2015/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Der österreichische Handel 2015 – Daten, Fakten, Analysen
The Austrian Trade 2015 – Facts, Figures, Analysis

The publication of the Austrian Trade Report was issued for the 12th time in 2015. It focussed on the analysis of current developments in retail trade, wholesale and the automobile industry.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2015/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Der niederösterreichische Handel 2015
Trade in Lower Austria 2015

The study analyses in detail the retail trade in Lower Austria and the several trade sectors (retail trade, wholesale trade, automotive industry). In addition, the project included five short reports from the monitoring study “Info service trade 2015”.
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber of Lower Austria
Completed: 2015/11
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Vorschau: Ballsaison 2015/16
Ball season 2015/16

The report on the traditional Viennese ball season provides an overview on the number of expected visitors, the anticipated expenses and furthermore the expectations of the organisers of the events and the owners of dancing schools.
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber Vienna
Completed: 2015/11
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Kreativwirtschaft Stadt Graz
Creative Industries Graz

The report was based on a special analysis of economic structural data on creative industries in the town of Graz for the year 2013.
On behalf of: Stadt Graz, Abteilung für Wirtschafts- und Tourismusentwicklung
Completed: 2015/09
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Strukturanalyse im stationären Einzelhandel 2015
Structural analysis of retail 2015

The annual structural analysis comprises data and facts on the status quo, the de-velopment of business data, the sales area and concentration tendencies of retail in Austria.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2015/07
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Konsumentenverhalten im Distanzhandel 2015
Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2015

The study “Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2015” demonstrates the dynamic development in distance selling. The situation of m-commerce is again presented and as a new focus the level of satisfaction in using the possibilities of distance selling is analysed.
On behalf of: Retail Trade Association
Completed: 2015/07
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Zukunftsbild der Optiker in Österreich
Future prospects for opticians in Austria

The project describes the future picture of opticians in Austria. The analysis comprises various scenarios for the industry, based on a literature analysis and secondary statistics as well as an expert survey.
On behalf of: Leistungsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Optiker (LGO)
Completed: 2015/05
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Kreativwirtschaft Steiermark 2015
Creative Industries Styria 2015

The project includes data analyses on creative industries in Styria. Economic structural data of enter-prises in the field of creative industries from the years 2010 and 2012 are analysed and compared.
On behalf of: Creative Industries Styria (CIS)
Completed: 2015/05
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Musterkostenrechnung für Neuwagen und Refundierung von Gewährleistungs- und Garantiearbeiten für Kfz-Reparaturen
Model cost accounting for new motor vehicles and repayment of guarantee claims for repair work

The project „motor vehicles 2014“ comprises two studies on the topics model cost accounting and guarantee claims. The study was based on the analyses of 2004 and 2009.
On behalf of: Association of Austrian Motorvehicle Companies
Completed: 2015/04
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Produktionsstandort Niederösterreich – die „Zukunft der Produktion“
Production site Lower Austria – the future of the production industries

This study analyses Lower Austria as a location for industry and quantifies the regional manufacturing sector. An analysis of current trends serves to develop a referential framework for the “future of manufacturing”. The various analyses allow for the identification of location-specific strengths and problems as well as possible future fields of intervention. These have then been discussed in workshops with regional stakeholders.
On behalf of: Chamber of Economy Lower Austria
Co-operation: Industriewissenschaftliches Institut (iwi)
Completed: 2015/02
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Infoservice Handel 2014
Infoservice trade 2014

The project „Infoservice trade 2014“ provides recent facts and figures on trade at the level of the Federal States. In 2014 five reports about retail trade expenditures, employment aspects, enterprise demography, micro-economic position of trade enterprises and Christmas sales were prepared.
On behalf of: Chamber of Economy Vienna - Department of Trade
Completed: 2015/01
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Kreativwirtschaft Stadt Graz
Creative Industries Graz

The report is based on a special analysis of economic structural data on creative industries in the town of Graz for the years 2010 and 2012 and was presented during the Council for Innovation of Graz.
On behalf of: Stadt Graz, Abteilung für Wirtschafts- und Tourismusentwicklung
Completed: 2014/12
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Erhebungen zum Weihnachtsgeschäft 2014
Christmas sales 2014

The reports on the Christmas sales 2014 in Vienna include a consumer as well as enterprise survey. The project was conducted simultaneously with the Austrian wide survey on Christmas sales.
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber Vienna
Completed: 2014/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Sechster Österreichischer Kreativwirtschaftsbericht
6th Report on Creative Industries in Austria

Within the evolve strategy of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy the Austrian Institute for SME Research, the Centre for European Economic Research and the Institute for Advanced Studies prepared the Sixth Austrian Report on Creative Industries. The thematic focus 2015 is “Creative Economies and the Market”, whereas it especially concentrates on enterprises and the public sector as clients of creative services. The Austrian Institute for SME Research analysed the economic importance and business cycle development of the creative industries at nationals as well as regional level.
On behalf of: arge “creativ wirtschaft austria”
Co-operation: Centre for European Economic Research, Institute for Advanced Studies
Completed: 2014/12
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Der österreichische Handel 2014 – Daten, Fakten, Analysen
The Austrian Trade 2014 – Facts, Figures, Analysis

The publication of the Austrian Trade Report is issued for the 11th time in 2014. It focusses again on the analysis of current developments in retail trade, wholesale and the automobile industry.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2014/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

KMU Bericht: Wirtschaftskraft KMU – Vorfahrt für Österreichs KMU
SME Report: Economic strength of Austrian SMEs

The annual SME report presents the general economic conditions, the structure and achivements as well as the economic situation of small and medium sized enterprises. It illustrates the economic and socio-economic relevance of SMEs for the Austrian economy.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2014/11
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Finanzierungsbedarf der österreichischen Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft
Financing needs of Austrian Cultural and Creative industries

In this study, an actual picture of the situation and needs in terms of funding of organizations and companies from the Austrian Cultural & Creative Industries was collected and analysed.
On behalf of: austria wirtschaftsservice GmbH
Co-operation: FOKUS - Austrian Society for Cultural Economics and Policy Studies, Österreichische Kulturdokumentation
Completed: 2014/11
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Mittelstandsbericht 2014
Report on small and medium sized enterprises 2014

The report on small and medium sized enterprises is presented to the Austrian Parliament every second year. Besides information on the industries as well as a thematic focus on employment the report also provides a list of support measures for SMEs based on the 10 principles of the European Small Business Act.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economic
Completed: 2014/11
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Strukturanalyse im stationären Handel 2014
Structural analysis of retail trade 2014

The annual structural analysis comprises data and facts on the status quo, the development of business data, the sales area and concentration tendencies. Further differentiation includes retail shops, wholesale business (with sales area to sell to private households) and local stores of producers.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2014/08
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Internet-Einzelhandel 2014
Internet retail trade 2014

The study of the Austrian Institute for SME Research on the dynamic growth of internet retail trade analyses the situation of enterprises as well as consumers. Apart from an update of the 2011 project, industries as well as product groups are included in the study 2014.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2014/06
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Konsumentenverhalten im Distanzhandel 2014
Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2014

The updated study “Distance Selling 2014” analyses the dynamic development in the consumer behaviour. The topic M-Commerce and a new subject “Why consumers buy online” are included.
On behalf of: Retail Trade Association
Co-operation: MAKAM Market Research 
Completed: 2014/06
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Folgenabschätzung: Tourismusabgabe des Tiroler Kfz-Einzelhandels
Impact assessment: tourism levy for motor vehicle retail trade in Tyrol

To show whether the higher assessment basis for a tourism levy in Tyrol for motor vehicle retail trade seems to be appropriate, the study provides comparisons with other industries in Tyrol as well as the motor vehicle trade.
On behalf of: Federal Economic Chamber of Tirol
Completed: 2014/05
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Kreativwirtschaft Burgenland 2013: Status Quo und Bedarfsanalyse
Creative industries Burgenland 2013: Status Quo and demand analysis

The study aims at giving an overview of the economic importance of the creative industries in Burgenland based on secondary data and of the micro-economic situation of the enterprises on basis of the Balance Sheet Database of the Austrian Institute for SME Research. Furthermore, a demand analysis of the target group of the creative industries enterprises in the border region Burgenland-Hungary was made.
On behalf of: Regional Management Burgenland
Completed: 2014/04
Contact: Aliette Dörflinger

Branchenstudie Baunebengewerbe 2013
Industry analysis of construction-related trade 2013

The survey comprises the quarterly presentation of the economic and business cycle situation and development of ten industries of the Austrian construction-related trade: stonemasonry, roof covering, glazing, tinsmith, pottery, painting, carpentry, building completion, timber construction and floor covering. The business cycle indicators are turnover and price development, investmenst, insolvencies, unemployment figures, order situation and work to capacity, assessment of the business situation, order expectations and human resources planning.
On behalf of: Economic Chamber Austria, BIG IV
Completed: 2014/02
Contact: Walter Bornett

Infoservice Handel 2013
Infoservice trade 2013

The project „Infoservice trade 2013“ provides recent facts and figures on trade at the level of the Federal States. In 2013 five reports about retail trade expenditures, employment aspects, enterprise demography, micro-economic position of trade enterprises and Christmas sales were prepared.
On behalf of: Chamber of Economy Vienna - Department of Trade
Completed: 2014/01
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Konjunkturbeobachtung Arbeitskräfteüberlasser OÖ, 2012/2013
Business cycle survey of staffing agencies in Upper Austria, 2012/2013

Within this business cycle survey quarterly reports about the situation and development of staffing agencies are presented. The data basis for the reports is a quarterly online survey covering all member enterprises of this industry. Industry specific business cycle indicators have been developed for the empirical survey (e.g. active customers, personnel, reserve ratio).
On behalf of: Economic Chamber of Upper Austria
Completed: 2013/12
Contact: Walter Bornett

Der österreichische Handel 2013 – Daten, Fakten, Analysen
The Austrian Trade 2013 – Facts, Figures, Analyses

The publication of the Austrian Trade Report is issued for the 10th time in 2012. It focusses on the analysis of current developments in retail trade, wholesale and the automobile industry.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2013/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Substanzsteuer Hotellerie
Effects of possible wealth tax - hotel business

The (re-)introduction of ownership tax in form of wealth tax as well as inheritance and gift tax are discussed in Austria. The analysis shows - on the assumption of the taxation of the assets of a company - possible effects of both forms of taxes. In addition, the tax on real property as one of the most significant tax on capital is included in the analyses.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber - Department Hotel Businss
Completed: 2013/09
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Konsumentenverhalten im Distanzhandel 2013
Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2013

The updated study “Distance Selling 2013” analyses the development in the consumer behaviour but also provides a more detailed analysis of the main topic M-Commerce.
On behalf of: Retail Trade Association
Completed: 2013/06
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Auswirkungen etwaiger Eigentumssteuern auf KMU
Effects of possible wealth tax

The (re-)introduction of ownership tax in form of wealth tax as well as inheritance tax and gift tax are discussed in Austria. The analysis presents different case scenarios re-garding the effects on Austrian SMEs by showing the number of enterprises concerned as well as the amounts of tax contributions.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2013/04
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Finanzberichterstattung in österreichischen KMU
Financial Reporting in SMEs in Austria

Within the Road to Europe Program of Accounting Reform and Institutional Strengthening (REPARIS) the Centre for Financial Reporting Reform prepared a report about Corporate Financial Reporting (CFR) in Austria. Special importance was given to the system of reporting in Austrian SMEs and the use of the system in SME financing. The survey among Austrian SMEs including the analysis of results was made by the Austrian Institute for SME Research.
On behalf of: Centre for Financial Reporting Reform
Completed: 2013/03
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Kreativwirtschaft Niederösterreich
Creative Industries Lower Austria

The study aims at giving an overview of the macro and micro economic importance of the creative industries in Lower Austria. In addition, regional locational factors and siting of the enterprises of the creative industries are analysed.
On behalf of: Regionalmanagement NÖ
Completed: 2013/03
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Kreativwirtschaft Steiermark
Creative Industries Styria

The study aims at giving an overview of the economic importance of the creative industries in Styria based on secondary data. In addition, the micro-economic situation of the enterprises of the Styria creative industries is analysed by using the Balance Sheet Database of the Institute.
On behalf of: Creative Industries Styria (CIS)
Completed: 2012/12
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Konjunkturbeobachtung Arbeitskräfteüberlasser OÖ, 2011/2012
Business cycle survey of staffing agencies in Upper Austria, 2011/2012

Within this business cycle survey quarterly reports about the situation and development of staffing agencies are presented. The data basis for the reports is a quarterly online survey covering all member enterprises of this industry. Industry specific business cycle indicators have been developed for the empirical survey (e.g. active customers, personnel, reserve ratio).
On behalf of: Economic Chamber of Upper Austria
Completed: 2012/12
Contact: Walter Bornett

Der österreichische Handel 2012 – Daten, Fakten, Analysen
The Austrian Trade 2012 – Facts, Figures, Analysis

The publication of the Austrian Trade Report is issued for the 9th time in 2012. It focusses on the analysis of current developments in retail trade, wholesale and the automobile industry.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, RHK Brno
Completed: 2012/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Fünfter Österreichischer Kreativwirtschaftsbericht
5th Report on Creative Industries in Austria

The year’s focus topic of the 5th Report on Creative Industries in Austria is the analysis of the potential and importance of creative industries for regional development outside urban centres. A further main aim of the report is to measure the economic growth and meaning of creative industries in Austria.
On behalf of: creativ wirtschaft austria (cwa)
Co-operation: österreichische Kulturdokumentation, Oxford Research
Completed: 2012/12
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Infoservice Handel 2012
Infoservice trade 2012

The project „Infoservice trade 2012“ provides recent facts and figures on trade at the level of the Federal States. In 2012 five reports about retail trade expenditures, employment aspects, enterprise demography, micro-economic position of trade enterprises and Christmas sales were prepared.
On behalf of: Chamber of Economy Vienna - Department of Trade, Federal Economic Chamber of Tirol, Federal Economic Chamber Steiermark - Department of Trade, Economic Chamber Salzburg, Economic Chamber Upper Austria
Completed: 2012/12
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Mittelstandsbericht
Situation of SMEs in Austria

The report on the situation of SMEs in Austria includes data on the structure and development of Austrian SMEs and shows the variety of SMEs (creative industries, family businesses, etc.). Another main focus is on measures and programmes - following the Small Business Act structure - to promote medium-sized enterprises. Every second year the report is presented to the Parliament by the Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth
Completed: 2012/11
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Wirtschaftskraft KMU - Vorfahrt für Österreichs KMU SME Report
Analysis of the importance of SMEs for the Austrian economy

The SME Report presents the overall economic environment as well as the structure, services and the micro-economic situation of SMEs. Furthermore, it focusses on the framework conditions and the environment relevant for SMEs.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth
Completed: 2012/10
Contact: Peter Voithofer

Konsumentenverhalten im Distanzhandel 2012
Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2012

The updated study „Distance Selling – Consumer Behaviour 2012“ analyses the development of consumer behaviour but also provides a more detailed analysis of M-Commerce.
On behalf of: Retail Trade Association
Completed: 2012/07
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger

Strukturanalyse im stationären Handel 2012
Structural analysis of trade 2012

The annual structural analysis provides a comprehensive analysis of the status quo and an overview of the development of business data, sales area as well as concentration tendencies. Calculations were differentiated by retail stores, whole sale stores (with sales area for sales to private households) and retail outlets.
On behalf of: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Completed: 2012/07
Contact: Ernst Gittenberger