Are Romanian SMEs ready to compete on the Digital Single Market?
Our analysis suggests that Romanian SMEs strongly require a digital makeover.
Romanian SMEs are the least digital in the EU, making no use of of e-commerce tools, cloud computing services and electronic information sharing tools. Unfortunately, Romanian business may lack the basic foundation for digital development: an appropriate digital infrastructure with high Internet coverage and a digitally skilled labour force. The poor digital skills of Romanian society creates an especially big obstacle for going digital. Furthermore, enterprises do not invest in digital training for their workforce. As a result, according to the indicators measuring digital transformation of economy and society (DESI), the country takes the last place among the EU28 and falls considerably behind other NMS13 countries.