TOWARDS eBUSINESS SUPPORT POLICY DEVELOPMENT: LITHUANIA PERSPECTIVES
Keywords:eBusiness, SMEs, policy.
The evolution of e-business or the uptake of e-business practices has become popular to depict as a process involving transitions toward increasing use of ICT coupled to organizational change and sophistication which can impact business performance. This process should not be interpreted as a generic or deterministic process of adaptation that can be replicated across institutional contexts. Instead, there are many ‘environmental’ elements, ranging from policy frameworks, supporting public administrations, competitiveness/collaboration frameworks, levels and quality of education, entrepreneurial culture and ICT infrastructure, among others), that condition the evolution of e-business. The main policy directions derived from the analysis of EU and EU countries experience in eBusiness development are presented in the paper. The developed framework for e-business support policy parameterizes on following key areas - Business environment, Skills upgrading, Network infrastructure, Trust infrastructure, Digital products and information services, Intangible investments and assets, Information, Government on-line.