SME policies

Benchmarking Sectoral Policy Initiatives in Support of e-Business for SMEs






DG ENTR, European Commission (EC)

This study aims to identify policy initiatives supporting e-business activities of small and medium enterprises at a sectoral level in the member states of the European Union and selected other countries (incl. the US, Australia, Japan and China) . In doing so, the study will support the work of the eBSN (e-Business Support Network for SMEs) , a network of 175 representatives of public policies or private-public partnerships in support of the promotion of e-business practices to SMEs. In 2005, the eBSN decided to focus policy exchanges and actions on four e-business related policy priorities, one of which has been sector specific policy approaches.