PROJECT BRIEF FOR JOINT HONOURS STUDENTS
Sub-Committee B of the House of Lords Select
Committee on the European Union is undertaking an inquiry into
the development and co-ordination of policy in the European Union
as it relates to e-commerce. In particular the inquiry will focus
on the six questions outlined in the Call for Evidence which is
Two groups will work together on the project.
The remit is as follows.
1. Review the evidence, both oral and written,
and background documents.
2. Construct a Repertory Grid.
3. Summarise the main points of the evidence.
1. Carry out secondary research into business-to-business
e-commerce, using whatever source material is appropriate.
2. Provide data on the amount of business-to-business
e-commerce currently taking place, splitting the data geographicallyat
least into the EU, the UK and the USA.
3. Suggest what the enablers and inhibitors
of business-to-business e-commerce are.
4. Summarise published forecasts on the
future growth of business-to-business e-commerce.
5. Suggest implications for government and
6. Offer oral evidence to the Committee
on topics 1-5 above on or around 24 May.
1. Carry out secondary research into the
e-commerce policies different EU governments are following.
2. Summarise, compare and contrast these
3. Suggest what implications there might
be for EU policy.
4. Offer oral evidence to the Committee
on the above topics on or around 24 May.
1 The Repertory Grid has not been printed here. Back