Electronic Commerce Policies for Dutch SMEs
Maria-Eugenia Iacob (Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands), Piet Boekhoudt (Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands) and Freek Ebeling (Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2005
Dutch small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are one of The Netherlands’ most important sources of wealth creation and employment. No less than 99% of private enterprises consist of medium and small-scale businesses. They provide employment for 2.3 million people (60% of the Dutch labor force) and account for 52% of the national income generated in the private sector (www.mkb.nl/mkbnederland/english.shtml).