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The Case of eReadiness on eGovernment in Developing Nations Case of Egypt

The Case of eReadiness on eGovernment in Developing Nations Case of Egypt
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Author(s): Hany Abdelghaffar (Middlesex University, UK) and Sherif Kamel (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch199
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Electronic government (eGovernment) is one of the growing applications of information and communication technology. It has several advantages for citizens and government as well as having macro implications on overall socioeconomic and business development. Governments around the world have thought the design and implementation of their eGovernment projects; however, there are only a handful of nations that have managed to achieve their desired targets while others failed or were less fortunate to realize an impact from the deployment of information and communication technology when it comes to government services and processes. This paper reports on a research conducted in Egypt that explores how citizens’ eReadiness could affect eGovernment success and helps identify factors such as culture that can affect eGovernment successful implementation in the context of developing nations. The paper also addresses the important role citizens play as the main stakeholder of the eGovernment framework and the primary target and beneficiary for eGovernment projects.

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