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Key Factors and Implications for E-Government Diffusion in Developed Economies

Key Factors and Implications for E-Government Diffusion in Developed Economies
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Author(s): Mahesh S. Raisinghani (TWU School of Management, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 8
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch365


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E-government has grown in significance with the growth of the digital age and the global economy; however, at a slower pace. Its impact is pervasive and is evident in the availability and distribution of products and services within agencies, to business, and to citizens in western countries. There are many aspects of e-government; researchers have written extensively on the subject and have reached conclusions that will continue to evolve as new discoveries are made. The business community, and society at-large, have been challenged by the complexities of e-government in meeting the needs in developing countries as well. The relationship between developed and underdeveloped countries is interdependent due to natural resources that may be available in underdeveloped countries and products that may be modi- fied in their packaging and price for sale to the people in underdeveloped countries (e.g., toothpaste packaged in small, disposable packets, or shampoo in small vials, or second/third generation mobile phones to keep it affordable for the people in the underdeveloped countries). The polarization between e-government and society is due to conflicting financial, geopolitical/ethical and societal goals (Webber, 2006); this issue is evident in the adoption rates and usage of government Web sites. Although progress has been made in identifying e-government opportunities, the juxtaposition of government infrastructure, technology, and societal needs often conflict and, as a result, have adversely impacted the products and services offered by e-governments throughout the western world and ultimately, the adoption rates.

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