Paper title: Digital Economy and Society. Comparative Cluster Analysis of EU States
Published in: Issue 1, (Vol. 14) / 2020Download
Publishing date: 2020-04-25
Pages: 30-36
Author(s): ZAHARIA Marian, BĂLĂCESCU Aniela
Abstract. In the context of the development of the Digital Single Market, measuring the digitalization of the economy and society is an important aspect that contributes to its stability, evolution and efficiency. Through this study we tried to provide answers to the questions: What is the configuration of the digital society and economy in the European Union? What is its evolution over time? The cluster analysis was used for the 28 EU member countries, the similarity between them being debatable. The results obtained during the research show that, despite of important economical and political efforts related to digitalization, there is still digital gaps between EU states. This article can be a support for decision-makers in identifying countries with the greatest need for stimulation in digital development.
Keywords: Digital Economy, Cluster Analysis, Digital Single Market, DESI, European Union

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