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The 2007 European e-business readiness index

Funded under: FP7-JRC

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 2007 European E-Business Readiness Index, evaluated using data from the 2006 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. The composite indicators obtained with 2006 data are compared with results from earlier years. Analyses include probability density estimates for scores and a robustness analysis in order to asses the significance of differences in scores among countries.

Additional information

Authors: CASTAINGS W, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);TARANTOLA S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23254 EN (2008), various paging, Free of Charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA23254 (Catalogue Number: LB-NA-23254-EN-C)
Record Number: 200819961 / Last updated on: 2008-07-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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