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E-business continues to develop dynamically in the EU and in other advanced economies of the world. Rapid technological progress, for example in wireless technology, and the increasing competitive pressure on companies in the global economy have been important drivers for e-business adoption in the past 2 years. However, the pace and the direction of related developments differ considerably between industries. Within sectors, opportunities and challenges are different for small firms and for medium-sized and large ones. Moreover, regional disparities in enterprises' ICT use and in their readiness for innovation can still be found within the EU, mainly among smaller companies.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005, 237 pp, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: NB-51-03-285-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-5117-3
Record Number: 200618638 / Last updated on: 2006-07-20
Original language: en
Available languages: en