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Journal Issue
Volume 9 Issue 2, ECEG / Dec 2011  pp93‑222

Editor: Frank Bannister

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The Role of National Culture on Citizen Adoption of eGovernment services: An Empirical Study  pp93‑106

Omar Al-Hujran, Mahmoud Al-dalahmeh, Anas Aloudat

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The use of Web 2.0 on Mexican State Websites: A Three‑Year Assessment  pp107‑121

Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Luis F. Luna-Reyes, Dolores E. Luna, Gabriela Diaz-Murillo

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Pan‑European Services in Slovenia  pp122‑131

Jaro Berce, Vasja Vehovar, Ana Slavec, Mirko Vintar

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Predictive Analytics in the Public Sector: Using Data Mining to Assist Better Target Selection for Audit  pp132‑140

Duncan Cleary

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Collaborative Network Analysis of two eGovernment Conferences: Are we Building a Community?  pp141‑151

Nusa Erman, Ljupco Todorovski

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A Multi‑Level Framework for ICT‑Enabled Governance: Assessing the Non‑Technical Dimensions of 'Government Openness'  pp152‑165

Misuraca Gianluca, Alfano, Giuseppe, Viscusi, Gianluigi

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Determinants of eGovernment Maturity in the Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe  pp166‑182

Princely Ifinedo, Mohini Singh

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Abstract

Our research focuses on the possible determinants of eGovernment (E‑gov) maturity in the Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe (TEECE). E‑gov maturity, in this research, refers to the growth levels in a country’s online services and its citizens’ online participation in governance. Our study of the extant literature indicated that few have discussed the determinants of E‑gov maturity in TEECE. Studies from differing parts of the world are needed for theory development. Building on a prior framework, we used the contingency theory and the resource‑based view perspective to guide our discourse. In particular, we examined the relationships between macro‑environmental factors such as national wealth, technological infrastructure, rule of law, and so forth on E‑gov maturity. A 5‑year panel data of 16 TECEE selected from two main groupings was used for analysis in conjunction with structural equation modeling technique; the data consisted of 80 observations or data points. The data analysis underscored the relevance of such factors as technological infrastructure, rule of law, and human capital development as possible determinants of E‑gov maturity in TEECE. National wealth was found to be an enabler in the research conceptualization. The implications of our study’s findings for research and policy making are discussed. 

 

Keywords: Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe, TECEE, eGovernment, E-gov, eGov maturity, contingency theory, resource-based view, structural equation modeling

 

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The Challenges of Accelerating Connected Government and Beyond: Thailand Perspectives  pp183‑202

Asanee Kawtrakul, Intiraporn Mulasastra, Tawa Khampachua, Somchoke Ruengittinun

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Examining the Potential for Channel Shift in the UK Through Multiple Lenses  pp203‑213

Darren Mundy, Qasim Umer, Alastair Foster

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Towards an Information Strategy for Combating Identity Fraud in the Public Domain: Cases from Healthcare and Criminal Justice  pp214‑222

Marijn Plomp, Jan Grijpink

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