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  • The European e-Business Report 2002/2003: A portrait of e-business in 15 sectors of the EU economy. 1st synthesis report of the e-Business W@tch, March 2003


The European Commission, Enterprise Directorate General, launched the e-Business Market Watch (the e-Business W@tch) to monitor the growing maturity of electronic business across different sectors of the economy in the European Union. Since January 2002 the e-Business W@tch has been covering seven manufacturing and eight financial and service sectors. Results are published in quarterly sector impact studies and newsletters, along with a set of statistics and other material on e-business. This report is a synopsis of the various publications that have been published during the first year of operation of the e-Business W@tch.

The report presents a synopsis of the 15 Sector Impact Studies, summarising their main findings. It starts with a summary of main results in each of the three stages described by the OECD. Part B features short contributions from experts on specific aspects of e-business, such as the importance of standardization. Part C contains summaries of the 15 Sector Impact Studies (of about 10 pages each). Each summary begins with a sector profile, followed by a portrait of the general uptake of ICT and e-business by enterprises in the sector. There is an analysis of how these are used for e-commerce and e-business purposes and how sophisticated the integration of these processes has already become. It ends with a tentative assessment (based on the perception of companies interviewed) of the impact of e-business and conclusions to be drawn.

The (2nd Synthesis Report) is also available in CORDIS Document Library.

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Record Number: 1987 / Last updated on: 2003-04-03
Category: STUD