Vortrag vom 27.08.2014

Vortragende: Catherine Mkude

Titel: E-government design and implementation in developed and developing countries: an empirical analysis.


The pace at which governments thrive in implementing e-government and realise the resulting benefits varies. This provides a great opportunity for governments to learn from each other and apply successful approaches in their own endeavours. However, this is not a straightforward task. There are significant aspects that need to be considered when e-government solutions and approaches are transferred from one country to another. These aspects are related to the context of a respective country along political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal factors (PESTEL).
Developed countries are further ahead in e-government implementation than developing countries. In this regard, most developing countries rely on e-government implementation approaches from developed countries. The existing differences among countries influenced by thePESTEL factors raise concerns in ways that developing countries leverage on knowledge and approaches from developed countries. Consequently, there is a requirement of systematic studies that examine how developing countries leverage on the knowledge and approaches to design and implement more successful e-government initiatives. This study contributes in this requirement by analysing e-government design and implementation approaches in developed and developing countries whilst considering the context of developing countries along the PESTEL factors. The presentation is part of the PhD thesis titled “Framework for e-government systems design in developing countries”.