Title: The 2007 European e-Business Readiness Index
Authors: CASTAINGS WILLIAMTARANTOLA STEFANO
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC42672
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23254 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC42672
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
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.
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