[AISWorld] International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) Vol 9 Issue 4

Vishanth Weerakkody Vishanth.Weerakkody at brunel.ac.uk
Sun Mar 30 04:21:31 EDT 2014

The contents of the latest issue of: International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association<http://www.irma-international.org/membership/>
Volume 9, Issue 4, October - December 2013
Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 1548-3886; EISSN: 1548-3894;
Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel University, UK)

Editorial Preface

Ramzi El-Haddadeh (Department of Business, School of Information Systems Computing and Mathematics,, Brunel University, London, UK), Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London, UK)

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Assessing Jordan's e-Government Maturity Level: Citizen's Perspective on Awareness, Acceptability and Usage of e-Government Services

Hussein Al-Yaseen (Department of Management Information Systems, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan), Anas Ratib Al-Soud (Department of Management Information Systems, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan), Saheer Al-Jaghoub (Department of e-Business, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan)

Similar to other developing countries, Jordan started a national e-government initiative aiming to streamline government procedures and make information and government services available to business and citizens online. This paper presents the results of a study that assessed factors which could influence the awareness level, acceptance and use of e-government services in Jordan. It investigated issues such as: accessibility of e-government, citizen's attitude toward various privacy and security, the required services and costs. A survey has been distributed in one of the largest governorates of Jordan. The results of this preliminary study suggest that awareness of e-government has not reached the required level. These findings are hoped to be useful for researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

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Exploring Importance of Environmental Factors for Adoption of Knowledge Management Systems in Saudi Arabian Public Sector Organisations

Fatmah M. H. Alatawi (Swansea University, Swansea, UK), Michael D. Williams (Swansea University, Swansea, UK), Yogesh K. Dwivedi (Swansea University, Swansea, UK)

This research aimed to examine importance and influence of environmental factors (mainly from institutional theory perspective) on adoption of KMS in the context of Saudi Arabian public sector. Data collected from a survey of 352 employees from various public sector organisations, was utilised to perform a number of analyses which led to illustrate that the coercive pressure not just directly affects behavioural intention but also exert indirect effect on it via mimetic pressure construct. Coercive pressure along with normative pressure and external IS support determines the strength of mimetic pressure. Findings also indicate that mimetic pressure along with coercive pressure significantly influences behavioural intention to adopt KMS in Saudi Arabian public sector organisations. The paper also outlines contribution, limitations and future research directions emerging from this research.

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e-Government Adoptions in Developing Countries: A Sri Lankan Case Study

Jayantha Rajapakse (School of Information Technology, Monash University, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia)

This paper presents a set of lessons learned from the adoption of an e-Government initiative in Sri Lanka. The case study presented in the paper is the e-Pensions project of the e-government initiative of the Government of Sri Lanka called "e-SriLanka". This is one of the first World Bank projects designed to bring Information Communication Technology (ICT) to every village, citizen, and business, and transform the way the government thinks and works. A set of lessons related to leadership, hidden cost, BPR, group dynamics, data migration, language issues, bureaucracy, training, change management, project governance, staff turnover and transitional projects were identified. While some of these lessons have been identified in the previous literature five such lessons have not been discussed previously. Those are transitional projects, language issues relating to software development processes, group dynamics, planning for data migration and staff turnover. Moreover, the study further revealed some interrelationship among these factors eg., how transitional projects can positively impact training and change management. Thus, these new insights relating to e-Government adoptions will shed some light into new e-government initiatives in developing countries with similar environments to Sri Lanka. Additionally, these new factors will contribute to enhancing e-Government adoption models.

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Rethinking E-Government Adoption: A User-Centered Model

Ajax Persaud (Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada), Priya Persaud (School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)

E-government acceptance has attracted substantial research interest over the last fifteen years. The majority of this research is based on technology acceptance models primarily because e-government is viewed as a technology for achieving efficiency, transparency, and information management. However, the adoption of e-government ultimately depends on whether users perceive the technology as serving their needs and meeting their expectations. Thus, understanding and incorporating users' needs in the design, organisation, and deployment of e-government are crucial but have been overlooked. This study develops and tests a user-centric model of e-government by using six factors that have been widely discussed in the literature. The factors have been labelled content, accessibility, localisation, e-participation, user-friendliness and awareness/government literacy. The results show that all six factors plus the interaction of e-participation with user-friendliness are statistically significant in promoting e-government use. The research and practical implications of the results are discussed.

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A Secure and Efficient Scheme for Remote Poll Station Voting

Vinodu George (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India), M. P. Sebastian (Information Technology and Systems Area, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Kerala, India)

Electronic voting has found wider acceptance both in developed and developing countries in the recent past. The current research focuses mainly in the area of privacy and security aspects of e-voting. In spite of the good security and privacy features, the existing e-voting protocols remain useful only to small elections or just to support the conventional voting, mainly because of their high computational overhead. Naturally, e-voting is not in wide use, even in the developed countries. Thus, there is a need for e-voting protocols which are secure and practical, but with less complexity. This paper proposes an efficient protocol and framework for the practical implementation of the electronic election process. An analysis on the largest election process in the world shows that the proposed protocol has the potential to serve as an efficient polling system with increased voter turnout. This protocol can be adopted easily in the developed world too.

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For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) in your institution's library. This journal is also included in the IGI Global aggregated "InfoSci-Journals" database: www.igi-global.com/isj<http://www.igi-global.com/e-resources/infosci-databases/infosci-journals/>.


Mission of IJEGR:

The mission of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) is to supply academicians, practitioners, and professionals with quality applied research results in the field of electronic/digital government, its applications, and impacts on governmental organizations around the world. This journal effectively and positively provides organizational and managerial directions with greater use and management of electronic/digital government technologies in organizations. IJEGR epitomizes the research available within e-government while exponentially emphasizing the expansiveness of this field.

Coverage of IJEGR:

IJEGR encourages submissions that reflect the wide and interdisciplinary nature of e-government as a subject and manuscripts that integrate technological disciplines with social, contextual and management issues. Topics to be discussed in the journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  *   Accessibility and usability of e-government Web sites
  *   Administrative reform through e-government
  *   Assessment of e-government projects
  *   Avoidance of technology pitfalls in e-government development
  *   Building government-to-government enterprises
  *   Citizen-centric services
  *   Cyber public relations
  *   Digital government and online education
  *   Digital rights management
  *   E-government and digital divide
  *   E-government databases
  *   E-justice, law enforcement, and cyber crime
  *   Electronic government-to-business collaboration
  *   Electronic government-to-government collaboration
  *   Electronic healthcare (e-health) services
  *   Electronic voting
  *   Enterprise architecture at various levels of government
  *   E-planning
  *   Evaluation of methodologies, approaches, tools, and techniques used for designing and implementing e-government systems
  *   Evaluation of public sector information systems
  *   Future directions of electronic government
  *   Governance and electronic democracy
  *   Identity management, data protection, and citizens' privacy
  *   Immigration and digital government
  *   Impacts/implications of electronic government
  *   Implementing e-government systems in transition economics
  *   Information availability and access in e-government
  *   Information security in e-government
  *   Innovative applications and best practices in e-government
  *   Inter-agency information sharing in e-government and shared services
  *   International integration/collaboration of e-government
  *   IT management issues in e-government
  *   Local e-government implementation and diffusion
  *   Organizational and human factors influencing e-government adoption and diffusion
  *   Public and private partnership management
  *   Public sector and social inclusion/exclusion
  *   Social issues and trust in e-government
  *   Socio-economic factors influencing e-government adoption and diffusion
  *   Strategic management of e-government
  *   Technology adoption and diffusion in the public sector
  *   Theories, conceptual models, and frameworks for public sector information systems
  *   Transformational government and ICT enabled change in the public sector
Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-electronic-government-research/1091<http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-electronic-government-research/1091>
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