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The network revolution is rapidly transforming the world. Over the last few years the Internet has proved to be not only an important market place but also a tool to transform the way in which companies are run. The acquisition of a web site is no longer simply advantageous in terms of competitiveness but is an inescapable reality for every company. The ability of European businesses to be competitive in a world network economy will be crucial for the economic, social and political health of the European Union in the future. It has to be recognized, however, that much of Europe is trailing behind North America and other industrial countries when it comes to recognising and adopting these networks. This study has highlighted the necessity for Europe to build a market infrastructure that will encourage new businesses to experience new economic models and technologies. Europe's varied cultural heritage, however, can be seen as an advantage if it can be adapted effectively. In the main report of the CONDRINET study the evolution of this new economy was examined. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations made which will be of great value to European companies.

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Authors: INFO2000,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 1498089 FR (1998)
Availability: Available from Docum,enytation Delivery Service DG XIII E
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5081-1
Record Number: 199910857 / Last updated on: 1999-06-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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