Business Location Quality and Trust in Public Institutions

Executive Opinion Survey 2022

The Executive Opinion Survey (EOS) is an international management survey conducted by the World Economic Forum to assess the quality of business locations. In Austria, WIFO organises and supervises the survey as the national partner organisation. This article summarises selected results for Austria and compares them with the average values of three groups of countries that are particularly relevant as peers for Austria. This year's focus in the present article is on managers' trust in public institutions. Special attention is paid to subjective perceptions of corruption. Overall, it shows that Austria is still an attractive business location but it has lost ground in terms of corruption and trust in politics and the judiciary.