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|Title:||The 2006 European e-Business Readiness Index|
|Authors:||CASTAINGS WILLIAM; TARANTOLA STEFANO; LATVALA Ari|
|Other Identifiers:||EUR 22803 EN|
|Type:||EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports|
|Abstract:||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 competi-tiveness. The 2006 European E-Business Readiness Index, evaluated using data from the 2005 Euro-pean enterprise survey of ICT use and e-commerce by Eurostat, is a useful mechanism for compar-ing e-business adoption and use by firms in the various European countries by sector, size and coun-try. 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 prob-ability density estimates for scores, robustness analysis, and correlation and principal component analysis. Data quality and normalisation methodology are discussed and proposals for future devel-opment of the index are presented. Total of 64 pages, with 17 Tables and 41 Figures. Further information: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/ebi/index_en.htm) Keywords: ICT, e-business, adoption, composite indicators, eEurope2005, i2010|
|JRC Directorate:||Space, Security and Migration|
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