Digitalisation opens new business opportunities but these are not yet being fully seized by firms
The speed of adoption of digital technologies depends in some cases on prior uptake. It took 15 to 20 years for slightly more than three-quarters of enterprises to develop a website, but only a few years for around 45% of businesses to become active on social networks. Figures for participation in e-commerce are lower. In reporting OECD countries, 21% of firms with at least ten employees received electronic orders in 2016, a share which has remained stable since 2013 after a previous increase of 5 percentage points from 2008.