A comparative analysis of Serbia and the EU member states in the context of networked readiness index values

Jasna Soldic-Aleksic, Rade Stankic
2015 Ekonomski Anali  
Nowadays it is generally accepted that information and communication technologies (ICT) are important drivers and 'enabling' technologies that have a broad impact on many sectors of the economy and social life. Therefore, measuring the level of ICT development, their economic and social impact, and the country's readiness to use them are of great importance. In this paper we present the conceptual framework of the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) proposed by the World Economic Forum, and analyse
more » ... Forum, and analyse the relative position of Serbia and its 'distance' from the EU member states in the domain of NRI indicator variables. For this purpose we have applied the Kohonen Self-Organizing Map (the SOM algorithm), which provides the visual image, as a virtual map, of observed countries and their groupings. The resulting SOM map indicates that in the complex NRI space, Serbia is located in a group of EU states that includes
doi:10.2298/eka1506045s fatcat:223jmojwojgezg2q3yoiwepjam