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INFORMATION SOCIETY AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Objective



This project deals with the dissemination and effective use of information and communication technologies for business processes and industrial development in Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and the Ukraine. A study will first map the degree and nature of the industrial utilisation of the communication infrastructure for network computing, data transfer, EDI, information systems management and business processes. This project focuses on the conditions for an effective use of computer networking in Central and Eastern Europe and thus on one of the principal means for the integration of Central and Eastern Europe industries in the EU and the world economy.

Accordingly, the research objectives are to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the current trajectory and prospects for a beneficial use of industrial computer networking in the four chosen countries. The obstacles to a beneficial trajectory will be assessed along with the means to overcome these obstacles in terms of opportunities for industry in the use of computer networks and appropriate public policy measures.

The following applications will be dealt with: E-mail, EDI, information systems management, LAN interconnections for working groups, commercial databases. Particular attention will be paid to barriers to an effective use in terms of training requirements, organisation and structure of enterprises and the nature and extent of complementary business services.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND
Address
Ryhope Road, Langham Tower
SR27EE Sunderland
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CRACOW ACADEMY OF ECONOMICS
Poland
Address
24,Rakowicke
31-510 Krakow
IKU, INNOVATION RESEARCH CENTRE
Hungary
Address
17,Muzeum U.
1088 Budapest
KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Lithuania
Address
73,Donelaicio
3000 Kaunas
Nexus Europe (Ireland) Ltd
Ireland
Address
Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane
1 Dublin 8
ZAPOROZHYE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Ukraine
Address
16A,kiyashko Street
330015 Zaporoshye