Výskum stavu elektronického obchodu v slovenskom priemysle
Name and surname of author:
Viliam Vajda, Radoslav Delina
electronic commerce, chemical sector, machinery sector, on-line selling, on-line buying
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The phenomenon of Internet everyday affects individuals on the one side, but on the other side also the whole economy through activities of companies. Companies mainly in European Union’s “old”…more
The phenomenon of Internet everyday affects individuals on the one side, but on the other side also the whole economy through activities of companies. Companies mainly in European Union’s “old” member states have realised advantages of Internet, or other computer networks, in their manufacturing processes and everyday business. Exploitation of Internet and other computer networks for commerce are generally used by the EU companies. Companies in Slovak republic are still lagging in electronic commerce using, and to ensure expansion in this field, is necessary current status identification and moreover comparison with advanced states of EU. This article is focused on description of selected areas in Slovak chemical and machinery sectors, which are Gross Domestic Product main contributors, especially production of automobile, and activities in these sectors are crucial for future economic development of Slovak republic. In this article the survey of ICT usage based on European eBusiness w@tch methodology was conducted with special focus on most perspective areas. Based on questionnaire survey, the results in the field of on-line buying and selling adoption and related activities of mentioned sectors are presented and current status is compared with percentage average of electronic business exploitation among companies in the “old” member states. Together with current status also some positive trends in using electronic buying and selling within chemical and machinery sectors, in a period of three years, are identified. One of the most important and relatively positive issues is that, although Slovak companies has big gaps in e-procurement and e-selling adoption, in the case if the company already use such a solution, they use this on very high level of complexity and functionality. At the summary some critical factors that could influence results together with relevant findings are described.