Special Survey of executives’ attitudes towards French, German and UK economies

13 January 2014

HEC Paris, pollster Viavoice and news media Le Figaro and France Inter have published a one-off survey which compares the opinions of French, German and British executives on the current economic climate, and the way in which they foresee the next ten years.

 Since 2004 HEC Paris has been surveying the morale of French executives. The aim of this monthly study, carried out by Viavoice, is to better understand executives’ mind-sets and any changes to them, given that their attitudes have a direct impact upon the dynamism of their country.

The special edition of this survey includes:
-The morale of current French executives
-A review of the data collected between 2004 and 2014
-A forecast for 2014-2024, carried out identically in France, Germany and the United Kingdom

The Morale of French Executives: 2004-2014, a decade of crisis?

The years 2004-2014 have been marked by a ‘severe deterioration in the optimism of executives’, whether it be in terms of macro-economics (opinions on unemployment and quality of living) or more personal (thoughts on career progression, financial situation etc).
With the level of morale amongst French Executives higher than that of 2013, improving employment, industrial production and global recovery, 2014 could be a year of restoration.

Comparison of French, British and German Perspectives forecast for 2024

This analysis, which compares the opinions of executives of three countries on the current economic situation, reveals common perceptions across the three sample nations; German preeminence, French structural difficulties and the excessive dependency of the United Kingdom with regard to banks and the financial sector.  
By analyzing the way in which executives from the three countries foresee the next ten years, data shows that vastly different estimations are asserted with regard to the major assets and handicaps perceived by each country. ‘Whether it is about the future of the euro zone, the most promising industrial sectors, social balance or even the structural reforms to put in place, the executives from each of the three countries often express different opinions on their own country as well as on others. A few months before the European elections and a probable referendum on the EU in the United Kingdom, these differences also recall the importance of the European agenda, and the urgent need for a debate on its common future and the assets it can bestow upon each nation’s economy.’


Télécharger le Baro-éco spécial 10 ans : Hors-série 2004 – 2014 - 2024 : perspectives économiques des cadres britanniques, allemands et français

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