A Critical Review of the Ontological Assumptions of Actor-Network Theory for Representing e-Government Initiatives

A Critical Review of the Ontological Assumptions of Actor-Network Theory for Representing e-Government Initiatives

Johanes Eka Priyatma (Department of Informatic Engineering, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
DOI: 10.4018/jantti.2013070102
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Abstract

The potential contribution of Actor-Network Theory (ANT) for representing e-government initiative flows from its ontological assumptions. However, these assumptions have never been critically reviewed using real e-government cases. Using two e-government cases in Indonesia, the paper tries to provide real evidence on how meaningful are all ontological assumptions of ANT for representing e-government.
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Literature Review

The literature review focusing on ontological assumptions of ANT and the role ANT in e-government development aims to identify the knowledge gap in philosophical level of using ANT for e-government development.

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