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Analyzing e-Government Research in Emerging Economies: Contextualization and Opportunities

Analyzing e-Government Research in Emerging Economies: Contextualization and Opportunities
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Author(s): Antonio Manuel López Hernández (University of Granada, Spain), Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar (University of Granada, Spain) and Laura Alcaide Muñoz (University of Granada, Spain)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 23
Source title: Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Saul F.C. Zulu (University of Botswana, Botswana)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0324-0.ch033

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Abstract

The research field of e-Government is a broad one, and diverse methodologies have been used to analyse this subject. However, most such research has focused on developed countries, with the area of emerging economies being neglected. This chapter offers a framework to help public administrators and researchers evaluate the field of e-Government research in emerging economies, identifying the subjects examined, the research methodology applied and the compilation methods used in the e-Government research published in leading international journals, as well as the possible links between these questions. Knowledge gaps and research opportunities are identified from these observations. In addition, the authors highlight changes in the research methods employed, with a greater application of quantitative methods, thus reinforcing the development of a theoretical framework so that the application of e-Government may efficiently contribute to improving management in the public sector and examine the authors’ institutional affiliations.

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