The e-Business W@tch: Analysing e-business at the sectoral level

Despite the increasing number of market research studies on electronic commerce, there is still a lack of reliable empirical information about the extent and nature of e-business developments in Europe at the sectoral level. It is the goal of the "e-Business W@tch" to provide this information. Taking the role of a market observatory for an initial period of 18 months, the e-Business W@tch monitors and assesses the maturity of electronic business in 15 industry sectors across all EU Member States. The findings will be published in regular Sector Reports and Newsletters. A database of key e-business indicators will allow for sector and country comparisons. Particular emphasis is given to the SME dimension of e-business. The first reports will become available in July 2002.