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Transformational Government Through eGov Practice: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Technological Issues

Transformational Government Through eGov Practice: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Technological Issues.


Mahmud Akhter Shareef, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
Norm Archer, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK
Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey
Sanjay K. Pandey, School of Public Affairs & Administration, Rutgers University, USA


The progression of information and communication technology (ICT) eGovernment systems has substantial implications for the future of government as we know it. eGov presents major challenges and advantages for policy makers as fundamentally different nations are adopting ICT in public administration reforms in order to capitalize on the benefits of transformational government or electronic government technology.

This book investigates the modern political, technological, economic, social, and cultural issues of transformational government. It discusses in detail how interaction through advancing technology such as e-participation, mobile government, social media, web 2.0, and cloud computing has been successfully incorporated into eGov practice. International in scope this book gives practical examples and case studies of eGov implementation in countries across the globe and is the essential reference text for this important topic.

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Preview Chapter 16:  The Rise of Participative Technologies in Government (Eric W. Welch)


Ameneh Deljoo, Researcher at Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management)

"Transformational Government through E-Government Practice: Socioeconomic, Culture, and Technological Issues" aims to provide an understanding of and highlights key challenges, issues and complexities in transformational government. It is the first comprehensive book dedicated to the discussion of transformational government targeting both academia, social and practitioners. This book provides a timely contribution to the field of transformational government through E-Government by including many aspects and views on transformation, including showcasing successful practices from all over the world.......( read more)

Dr. Enas Al-lozi and Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Assistant Professors in IS and Computing at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan

"It is (an) unprecedented reference for both researchers and practitioners in the domain of transformational government and eGovernment which carefully links theory and practice including case studies with a multi-national focus. The solid theoretical foundation interlinked with the useful real-life case studies delivered through this book are very fruitful to advance our understanding into how to prepare, transform, and evaluate governments into eGovernment best practices....... (read more)

Book Information

ISBN Print: 9781780523347
Publication Date: 30 March 2012
Format print: Hardback
Imprint: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Page count: 350
Dimensions: 174 x 246
Primary BIC code: JPP
Audience: Professional & Vocational

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