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Abstract

This report is a methodological analysis on the composite index of the information and communication technology (ICT) adoption and use by enterprises in the Europe. Efficient adoption and use of ICT is a key factor to help European enterprises to raise their productivity and competitiveness. The 2006 European E-Business Readiness Index, evaluated using data from the 2005 European enterprise survey of ICT use and e-commerce by Eurostat, is a useful mechanism for comparing e-business adoption and use by firms in the various European countries by sector, size and country. European E-business Readiness Index measures by 6 components the ICT adoption and by 6 components the ICT use. Report describes basic indicators and data coverage. General composite indicator results of 2005 data are compared with results from earlier years. Analyses include probability density estimates for scores, robustness analysis, and correlation and principal component analysis. Data quality and normalisation methodology are discussed and proposals for future development of the index are presented.

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Authors: TARANTOLA S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);LATVALA A, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Brussels (BE);CASTAINGS W, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22803 EN (2007), 64 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LB-NA-22803-EN-C The PDF version can be downloaded from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
Record Number: 200819823 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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