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Journal Issue
Volume 15 Issue 2 / Mar 2017  pp57‑154

Editor: Carl Erik Moe

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Editorial for EJEG Volume 15 Issue 2  pp57‑58

Carl Erik Moe

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E‑Gov Development in Africa  pp59‑62

Alain Ducass

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Citizen‑centric Perspective on the Adoption of E‑Government in the Philippines  pp63‑83

Aldwin Uy Urbina, Naoya Abe

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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

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Which Factors Can Affect e‑Public Procurement Adoption by Private Firms? The Case of Belgium  pp103‑115

Mohamad Amin Alomar, Christian de Visscher

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From Assumptions to Artifacts: Unfolding e‑participation within Multi‑level Governance  pp116‑129

Somya Joshi, Uta Wehn

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Systematic Literature Review on Enterprise Architecture in the Public Sector  pp130‑154

Dinh Duong Dang, Samuli Pekkola

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Abstract

Enterprise architecture (EA) is an approach to improve the alignment between the organization’s business and their information technologies. It attempts to capture the status of the organizations’ business architecture, information resources, information systems, and technologies so that the gaps and weaknesses in their processes and infrastructures can be identified, and development directions planned. For this reason, EA has become a popular approach also in the public sector to increase their efficiency and ICT utilization. Yet researchers have largely ignored this context, and it seems that quite little is known about how EA is developed, implemented, or adapted in different countries and in the public sector. We thus conducted a systematic literature review to identify the major research topics and methods in studies focusing on public sector EA. We analyzed 71 identified articles from the past 15 years. Our analysis shows that the development viewpoint, case studies in developed countries, and local settings seem to form mainstream EA research in the public sector. Taken together, it seems that public sector EA is scattered, and there is no strong, single research stream. Instead the researchers conduct local case studies. This means the knowledge on EA development, implementation or adaptation, their challenges and best practices does not accumulate. There is consequently a need for more research in general, and targeted research in some specific segments. 

 

Keywords: Enterprise Architecture, Public Sector, Systematic Literature Review, Government Enterprise Architecture.

 

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