Established in January 2003, the research unit NET is dedicated to the analysis of topics linked to the European Council’s Lisbon objective to develop a dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in Europe.
The research activities concentrate on the impact that information and communications technologies have on complex organisations, in particular the changes introduced by the Internet and digital information that have reconfigured value-producing networks. Topics of analysis range from the dynamics of access to the information economy and society and the transformation of relationships within and between enterprises to the dynamics that drive the processes of knowledge creation and accumulation, as well as the policies launched within European Union, Member State and extra-European contexts to exploit the potential of digital technologies in supporting social and economic development.
Fields of activity
Impact of ICT on complex organisations: firms, networks, public administration - Demand and supply of ICT of/to enterprises and public administration - Policies for the access to the information society and for the development of the knowledge economy - Portals and Web sites for public information online - Innovation processes in the enterprise and in the public administration systems - Evaluation of the (European, natuional and local) innovation and eEurope policies