State of Innovation Executive Survey 2017
Click here for the survey: https://cbainnovation.typeform.com/to/D0YM9J
 
Business & Competition

 
How would you describe the industry outlook for your business/sector in the next twelve (12) months? *

 
What is the most problematic factor for doing business in Aruba? *

From the following list, please select the most problematic factor for doing business in Aruba.

 
How much economic activity in your industry would you estimate to be informal or unregistered? *

 
In your industry, how easy is it for existing businesses to access/acquire capital? *

 
How would you assess the intensity of local competition in your industry? *

 
How stringent are standards on product/service quality, safety and other environmental regulations in your country? *

 
In your industry, to what extent do companies use sophisticated marketing tools and techniques? *

 
In your industry, what is the dominant competitive strategy? *

 
Innovation & Technology

 
How important is business innovation in your industry? *

 
To what extent do you believe digital technologies will disrupt your industry in the next three (3) years? *

 
How common are Quality Certifications (e.g., ISO) in your industry? *

 
What is the primary business objective for adopting digital technologies? *

From the following list, please select the most important business objective

 
To what extent do businesses in your industry apply/use new digital technologies? *

(Digital technologies include, internet, web-based, social and information/communication systems)
 
How many new products/services have you introduced or tested in the past two (2) years? *


 
To what extent do companies in your industry spend on Research & Development (R&D)? *

(Includes, e.g., market research, consumer research, product development)
 
Does your company have one of the following designated innovation roles: CTO, CIO, head of technology, or digital ambassador/liaison? *


 
Does your company invest in digital transformation consulting or similar services? *


 
Which of the following digital features does your company currently have in function? *

Please identify all functional digital features for your company.

 
How easy or difficult is it to start a new business in your industry? *

 
How much competition do you face from new businesses and start-ups in your industry? *

 
What is the biggest barrier impeding your company from taking advantage of new digital technologies? *

Please select only one, i.e., the single most important barrier:

 
How would you assess the telecom and digital infrastructure (e.g., internet) in Aruba? *

 
How would you rate the level of efficiency of customs procedures (related to import and export of goods and merchandise) in Aruba? *

 
Labor & Workforce

 
How well does the local labor market meet the needs of a competitive economy? *

 
How well does the local educational system meet the needs of a competitive economy? *

 
How important are the following general workforce skills and professional traits in your industry? *

From the following list, please select the most important (a maximum of five (5)) skills/traits:

 
Does your industry retain and attract talented people? *

 
To what extent do companies in your industry invest in training and employee development? *

 
Finance & Banking

 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Open a bank (merchant) account
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Receive a bank loan
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Conduct international transactions
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Make inter-bank payments
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Purchase (suppliers’) products online
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Receive (customers’) payments online
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Access financial credit
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Close a bank (merchant) account
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Pay taxes online
 
In general, how easy is it for businesses in your industry to conduct the following financial transaction? *

Receive financial funding
 
In your industry, do customers tend to pay more in cash or with (debit/credit) card? *

 
To what extent do you believe digital currencies will be part of our financial landscape in five (5) years? *

 
Which of the following financial accounts does your business currently have? *

Please select all that currently apply to your business

 
Government & Institutions

 
How burdensome is it for businesses in your industry to comply with governmental administrative requirements (e.g. permits, regulations, reporting)? *

 
How would you rate the level of public trust in the ethical standards of politicians in Aruba? *

 
How would you rate the management of public finance in Aruba? *

 
What impact does the level of taxes in Aruba have on incentives to work or invest? *

 
Collaboration & Entrepreneurship

 
Is your company open to collaborating with other companies in the same sector and/or cross-sector? *


 
If your previous answer is yes, on what business areas/challenges would you collaborate? *


 
Does your company collaborate with local entrepreneurs to solve business problems and/or design new products/services? *


 
Has your company invested or purchased products/services of a startup company? *


 
Which of the following values do you consider most important in your organization? *

Please select the most important values (a maximum of five (5)) and principles that reflect your leadership style.

 
How often does your company make a management decision based on ‘instinct’ over ‘complete information’? *


 
Does your business actively seek opportunities to experiment or test out new ideas? *


 
Which of the following statements best captures the spirit of your company’s culture toward change? *


 
Does your company spend time on ideation (idea brainstorming, creative retreats, time to think)? *


 
What is the main benefit of doing business in Aruba? *

From the following list, please select the main/most important benefit of doing business in Aruba:

 
Company Characteristics

 
How long has your company been in business? (in years) *

 
What is your company’s approximate number of employees? *


 
Which of the following best describes your role? *


 
What is your highest-attained education degree? *


 
What is your main line of industry? *


 
What is your age? *

 
What is your gender? *


 
(Optional) Please provide your company website:

 
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Thank you for your time and participation!