Ework in Eu Candidate Countries

Part of the EMERGENCE project, this report draws on empirical data of the 18-country employer survey and on the company case studies from the EMERGENCE project, to illustrate the diffusion of eWork in three Central European countries. It compares the use of eWork in these candidate countries, in terms of the practices of generic business services, with the EU (15) countries. Finally, this report calls attention to the important role of negotiations in practising business services and also to the need for further research into the roles that micro and small firms can play in the e-economy. This report complements other studies from the EMERGENCE project, which is funded under the European Commission's IST programme.