Digitalisation in Austria

The process of digitalisation requires comprehensive investments at the level of individual firms, sectors and the macroeconomy. The current study assesses the state of digitalisation in Austria as well as potential gaps in and barriers to investment. We also assess the feasibility of an anticipated follow-up study, which aims at a model-based quantification of the economic impacts of a hypothetical investment initiative to enhance the digital transformation. In the current study we focus on the following questions: What is the state of digitalisation in Austria in international comparison? Which sectors are particularly affected by digitalisation? And is there an investment gap relative to the digital frontrunners?