Title: The 2006 European e-Business Readiness Index
Authors: CASTAINGS WILLIAMTARANTOLA STEFANOLATVALA Ari
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37491
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 22803 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37491
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
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