The economic and social impact of software and services on competitiveness and innovation
A study prepared for the European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology; Final study report. Contract number: 30-CE-0740361/00-91
This EU supported study summarises the importance of European software and the software-based services (SSBS) industry and their contribution to growth and high value employment in Europe. The report also identifies and describes the key drivers for the industry's growth and competitiveness. Particular attention is given to the extent and role of in-house software development. Furthermore it includes a number of suggestions for future policies.