Supported by: IVO (2000, 2001, 2002), AmCham (2002, 2003)
1st year: March 2000 – May 2000
2nd year: April 2001 – June 2001
3rd year: April 2002 – May 2002
4th year: November 2003 – February 2004
Project team: (with fluctuation of team members over the course of 2000-2003): Oľga Gyárfášová, Vladimír Krivý, Eduard Žitňanský, Igor Rintel, Marián Velšic, Juraj Stern, Peter Mihók, Martin Bruncko, Jack Slegers, Peter Pažitný, Katarína Pafková
Co-organizing Institutions: Economic University Bratislava (2000), SOPK (2000, 2001), AmCham (2002, 2003)
Objective: Through qualitative analytical research t o map the opinions of managers, entrepreneurs and economists on the trends and problems persisting in the economic and business environment in Slovakia. The research focuses on several thematic sections that evaluate the following: legislative norms applicable in the business environment and the rule of law; the activities of institutions and their influence on forming the business environment; financial aspects of running a business and availability of capital; job performance and pay from the point of view of the entrepreneur; taxes and relations with the tax collection bureau; corruption as a factor in business ventures; general conditions of running a business; the most important changes that have impacted the process of running a business over the course of past 12 months; and Slovakia’s future economic outlook.
Working Paper: A Survey of the Economic Elite’s Opinions on Topical Issues of the Slovak Economy available in the Slovak language only. (May 2000)
Working Paper: "A Survey of the Economic Elite’s Opinions on Topical Issues Concerning the Slovak Economy" available in the Slovak and English languages. (June 2001)
Working Paper: "A Survey of the Economic Elite’s Opinions on Topical Issues Concerning the Slovak Economy" available in the Slovak and English languages. (May 2002)
Working Paper: "A Survey of the Economic Elite’s Opinions on Topical Issues Concerning the Slovak Economy" (February 2004)
Powerpoint presentation: Survey of the Views of Economic Elites on Trends and Problems of Slovak Economy. (March 2004)
Analysis of research findings: "The Opinions of the Economic Elite Regarding Economic Development of the Slovak Republic" In: Connections – a monthly magazine published by the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia – AmCham 2002. The publication is available in the English language.