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Journal Article

Factors Influencing Government Employee Performance via Information Systems Use: an Empirical Study  pp227-240

Pin Luarn, Kuo-Liang Huang

© Jan 2009 Volume 7 Issue 3, Editor: Frank Bannister, pp209 - 294

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Abstract

Based on the task‑to‑performance chain, this study seeks to investigate the implications and consequences of government employee performance via information systems. Data was collected from 847 employees of the Taipei City government through the stratified proportion sampling method. In addition, the multiple regression method is used to investigate factors that influence employee performance. The results indicate that three factors affect performance: task‑technology fit, computer self‑efficacy, and utilization. Utilization was found to have the greatest positive effect on performance. In addition to verifying prior empirical findings, this study presents factors that influence employee performance and information systems development work in the context of e‑government.

 

Keywords: task-to-performance chain, task-technology fit, computer self-efficacy, performance, e-government

 

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The Adoption of the Traffic Violation E‑payment System (TVEPS) of Kuwait  pp1-19

A Omar E M. Khalil, Alaa Al„Nasrallah

© Nov 2014 Volume 12 Issue 1, Editor: Frank Bannister, pp1 - 125

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Abstract: E‑government (e‑gov) has become indispensable for government modernization. Its success, however, is contingent upon its adoption by the intended users. This research used an extended version of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Tech nology (UTAUT) model to investigate a number of factors that are believed to affect the Kuwaiti citizens adoption of the traffic violation e‑payment system (TVEPS). Effort expectancy and social influence were found to influence the use intention, and users Internet experience moderated such a relationship. However, performance expectancy did not influence the intention to use TVEPS. Facilitating condition, trust and use intention were found to influence the actual use of the system. While gender mod erated the relationship between facilitating conditions and actual use of the system, awareness moderated the relationship of trust and use intention with the actual use of the system. These findings and their implications are further discussed in the pap er.

 

Keywords: Keywords: UTAUT, e-government, Effort Expectancy, Performance Expectancy, Social Influence, Facilitating Conditions, Trust, Kuwait

 

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Analysis of Different Organizational Forms: Towards a Framework of Influencing Factors Regarding Performance Management of IT in Public Organizations  pp157-168

Christoph Ertl, Vanessa Greger, Petra Wolf, Helmut Krcmar

© Dec 2014 Volume 12 Issue 2, ECEG 2014, Editor: Frank Banister, pp95 - 207

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Abstract: Many public organizations still face big challenges regarding the use of performance management of information technology (IT‑PM). We assume that one reason for this is the fact that they have characteristics of both the private and the public sector. So far, the literature differentiates only between private organizations and public administrations when taking into account the organizational effects on IT‑PM. Public organizations are not taken into consideration. Besides, almost no research i s done on how the characteristics of the three organizational forms affect the way IT‑PM is implemented and used. We aim at designing a framework containing the influencing factors regarding IT‑PM especially for public organizations. We base this framewor k on four major organizational attributes (objectives, stability and time horizon, complexity and managerial values) derived from the characteristics of IT‑PM. In order to identify further influencing factors aligned with the organizational attributes, we enlarge the framework by findings of an additional literature review with a focus on the public sector. The assumption that public organizations have characteristics of both private organizations and public administrations was affirmed by the findings. We identified bureaucracy as an additional relevant organizational attribute. The other influencing factors were affirmed by the literature review. Our analysis presents a revised framework of organizational attributes and influencing factors regarding I T‑PM in the public sector. Thus, it extends its understanding by differentiating its use in a particular organizational form. Public IT managers can use the findings to enhance the benefits of IT‑PM and focus on relevant factors for its implementation, us e and adaptation.

 

Keywords: Keywords: performance management of IT, public administration, public organization, private sector, hybrid organizational forms

 

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Journal Article

Factors Affecting the Adoption of e‑Government in Kuwait: A Qualitative Study  pp84-102

Hussain Alenezi, Ali Tarhini, Ra'ed Masa'deh, Ali Alalwan, Nabeel Al-Qirim

© Mar 2017 Volume 15 Issue 2, Editor: Carl Erik Moe, pp57 - 154

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Previous research on information quality and organizations performance focuses on private sectors and pays little attention to governments and public organizations. To the best of the researchers’ knowledge, e‑Government success literature has rarely investigated information quality as a contributor to the success of e‑Government initiatives in Kuwait. This paper aims to understand the factors that may influence or hinder for enabling e‑Government strategic benefits in Kuwait. Data were collected from 31 employees through one‑on‑one interviews at three e‑Government Kuwaiti agencies namely, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance and Public Authority for Civil Communication. The study findings revealed that several themes (i.e. information quality, strategic benefits, and institutional values) were observed to achieve better e‑Government Benefits. The research also reveals some new drivers (Cost saving and customer satisfaction) and barriers (e.g. Nepotism and Wasta) to improving organizational performance. These results and their implications to both theory and practice are described.

 

Keywords: Information Quality, Organizational performance, E-government, Qualitative research, Kuwait, Arab World.

 

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Journal Issue

Volume 15 Issue 2 / Mar 2017  pp57‑154

Editor: Carl Erik Moe

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Editorial

Chief Editor

carl erik moe Dr Carl Erik Moe  is a Professor of Information Systems at the University of Agder, Norway. After serving as Head of Department (HOD) for a number of years, he is back to research and teaching. As HOD he took a leading role developing graduate programs in both Information Systems and Health Informatics, and PhD program in Information Systems as well as promoting and generating research collaboration with local government and industry.

Carl Erik has served as Program Chair of IFIP EGOV 2012. He is an active reviewer for several academic journals. He was one of the founding members of the Scandinavian Workshop on e‑Government, of which he is still very much involved and he has served as leader of the Norwegian Council for Information Science.

Carl Erik’s current research interests include e‑Government covering issues such as Procurement of IS and Policies and Strategies for Digital Government including Open Government and ICT4D, and it includes e‑Health covering issues such as IS in Social Work, Telecare and Information Systems in Integrated Care.

Carl Erik served as Associate Editor on EJEG for several years before taking over as Editor. He welcomes both empirical and conceptual work and case studies with practical implications, and he encourages work on emerging topics and open and smart government. His ambition is to keep up the good academic quality of the journal at the same time as encouraging work in progress and establishing a case section in the journal.

 

Keywords: online public services, digital divide, logistic regression analysis, Enterprise Architecture, Public Sector, Systematic Literature Review, Government Enterprise Architecture, Technology Acceptance, e-procurement, survey, private firms, Belgium, Social Sensors, Open Governance, Crowdsourcing, e-participation, Trust, Information Quality, Organizational performance, E-government, Qualitative research, Kuwait, Arab World

 

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