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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 1 / Jun 2007  pp1‑95

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Organisational Pre‑Conditions for e‑Procurement in Governments: the Italian Experience in the Public Health Care Sector  pp1‑10

Francesco Bof, Pietro Previtali

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e‑Government Leaders, Organisational Change and ICTs: Learning from FAME and other e‑Government Experiences  pp11‑20

James Carr, Pat Gannon-Leary

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The Evaluation of e‑Government projects for Small Local Government Organisations  pp21‑28

Walter Castelnovo, Massimo Simonetta

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Information Integration to Create an Infrastructure: Facilitating Public Service Provisioning in Taiwan  pp29‑42

Lichun Chiang, Tsui-Chuan Hsieh

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Information System and Information Infrastructure Deployment: the Challenge of the Italian e‑Justice Approach  pp43‑52

Francesco Contini, Antonio Cordella

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Abstract

Information systems development methodologies are still mainly concerned with the research of better ways to provide technical solutions for given organisational problems. The paper challenges the appropriateness of this scope of development methodologies when system development deals with the deployment of information infrastructures. The attempt of the Italian Ministry of Justice to deploy e‑justice, a new information infrastructure for the judiciary, is taken as an explanatory case. The research data suggests that development methodologies supporting information system development that focus on the solution of technical problems result that are appropriate to match design and adoption processes in simple organisational contexts, such as in the case of the automation of bureaucratic procedures supporting judicial activities. When the involved context and adoption process is more complex and challenging, as in the e‑justice case, it seems necessary to change the aim and scope of the chosen system development methodologies. The conceptual shift from information systems to information infrastructures allows one to grasp this growing complexity and to propose development methodologies, such as cultivation, that eases the deployment of such initiatives. 

 

Keywords: information systems development methodologies, information infrastructures, e-justice, cultivation

 

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Model‑Based User‑Interface Management for Public Services  pp53‑62

Jörn Freiheit, Fabrice A. Zangl

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Factors for Successful e‑Government Adoption: a Conceptual Framework  pp63‑76

Vinod Kumar, Bhasker Mukerji, Irfan Butt

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Assessing e‑Readiness in the Arab Countries: Perceptions Towards ICT Environment in Public Organisations in the State of Kuwait  pp77‑87

Abdel Nasser H. Zaied, Faraj A. Khairalla, Wael Al-Rashed

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A Content Analysis of Selected Government Web Sites: a Case Study of Nepal  pp88‑95

Jitendra Parajuli

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