by Brian Fuller, EEtimes
1/23/2013 2:01 PM EST
For instance, executives respond favorably in the survey to questions about global collaboration and open markets but they're also keen to exploit the advantages of their country's protectionist policies, according to the survey.
Seventy-one percent of executives reported that their government should push domestic innovation rather than imported, while 71 percent said their governments should open markets further and promote imported innovation and investment.
Paradoxically, there was a 53 percent overlap between these two opposing views, according to the report. Mexico (76 percent favoring) and Turkey (54 percent) favor more domestic protection. Then again Mexico (62 percent) leads countries favoring open market as well, followed by India (49 percent).