e-Business [email protected] Workshop: Conclusions, presentations for download
Over 60 selected representatives from industry, sector and/or business associations, the academic and research communities, national statistical institutions, consultancy firms, the World Bank and the Commission services attended the workshop organised by the e-Business [email protected], on Tuesday, 26 November 2002, in Brussels.
The workshop focused on the results of the e-business survey
and their analysis for the sectors covered by the e-Business [email protected]. Some
methodological aspects (indicators, statistical issues, impact measurement,
etc) that have been identified during the first 10 months of operation
of the e-Business [email protected] were also discussed. The opinion of experts was
sought to consolidate the results of the analysis and the policy recommendations
that are going to be presented in the first Synthesis Report of the e-Business
[email protected] to be published in early 2003. In this context, the specific
objectives of this workshop were:
Feedback from participants was very positive and encouraging as they found both data and analysis impressive, very interesting and useful for their own work. Even though it was once again confirmed that measuring ICT and e-business is still at an early stage of development, workshop participants felt that the e-Business [email protected] is making a significant contribution to this process. They also confirmed that networking events of this kind are highly appreciated and necessary as they provide a good opportunity to exchange experiences on the status quo and impact of e-business across European enterprises from different sectors.
Summary of main results (*.pdf, 167 kb)