Digitalisation in Austria: Introductory Remarks

A new study on digitalisation in Austria presents an inventory of the digitalisation of the Austrian corporate sector and the associated digitalisation policy. The main results are summarised in four articles in this issue of WIFO-Monatsberichte. The Austrian ICT production sector is therefore small, but efficient in terms of technological innovation and economic performance, while weaknesses are identified, particularly in relation to the digitalisation of service industries. The challenges of location policy for the digitalisation of Austrian industry are analysed as well as obstacles and challenges for the digitalisation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. One article deals with the effects of digitalisation on the structure of employment in Austria.