Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD): 49 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
ISSN: 2326-9103|EISSN: 2326-9111
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The successful use of digital technologies (including social media and mobile technologies) to provide public services and foster economic development has become an objective for governments around the world. The development towards electronic government (or e-government) not only affects the efficiency and effectiveness of public services, but also has the potential to transform the nature of government interactions with its citizens. Current research and practice on the adoption of electronic/digital government and the implementation in organizations around the world aims to emphasize the extensiveness of this growing field.

The Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide & Regional Development (AEGDDRD) book series aims to publish authored, edited and case books encompassing the current and innovative research and practice discussing all aspects of electronic government development, implementation and adoption as well the effective use of the emerging technologies (including social media and mobile technologies) for a more effective electronic governance (or e-governance).

Topics Covered

  • Adoption of Innovation with Respect to E-Government
  • Case Studies and Practical Approaches to E-Government and E-Governance
  • Citizens Participation and Adoption of E-Government Provision
  • Current Research and Emerging Trends in E-Government Development
  • E-Citizenship, Inclusive Government, Connected Government
  • E-Governance and Use of Technology for Effective Government
  • E-Government in Developing Countries and Technology Adoption
  • Electronic Government, Digital Democracy, Digital Government
  • Emerging Technologies within the Public Sector
  • Frameworks and Methodologies for E-Government Development
  • ICT Infrastructure and Adoption for E-Government Provision
  • ICT within Government and Public Sectors
  • Issues and Challenges in E-Government Adoption
  • Knowledge Divide, Digital Divide
  • Online Government, E-Government, M-Government
  • Public Information Management, Regional Planning, Rural Development
  • Social Media, Web 2.0, and Mobile Technologies in E-Government
  • Urban Development, Urban Economy

Titles in Series

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa
Kassa Teshager Alemu (Ethiopian Civil Service University, Ethiopia), Mulunesh Abebe Alebachew (Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)
Copyright © 2018. 500 pages.
Despite increasing reports across the globe on renewable development and maintenance, little is known regarding what strategies are required for improved economic gr...
Political Mediation in Modern Conflict Resolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities
José Pascal da Rocha (Columbia University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 205 pages.
Throughout history, there has been conflict and the clashing of ideas. Although this has assisted in creating political and societal structures, it has also led to c...
Proliferation of Open Government Initiatives and Systems
Ayse Kok (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 280 pages.
As is true in most aspects of daily life, the expansion of government in the modern era has included a move to a technologically-based system. A method of evaluation...
Socio-Economic and Education Factors Impacting American Political Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pamela Hampton-Garland (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Benson George Cooke (University of the District of Columbia, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 160 pages.
America has the reputation of being one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, yet within its borders social problems persist and negatively imp...
Media Diplomacy and Its Evolving Role in the Current Geopolitical Climate
Swati Jaywant Rao Bute (AMITY University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 250 pages.
In this age of information technology, the media’s role in international, bilateral, and diplomatic relations is increasingly important. It plays a crucial part in k...
Handbook of Research on Women's Issues and Rights in the Developing World
Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Tania Haque (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Ishrat Khan (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Md. Mynul Islam (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Ishret Binte Wahid (BRAC, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2018. 452 pages.
Equal rights for women are an essential aspect for establishing strong societies. By making strides on these issues, nations are helping to create valuable civilizat...
Handbook of Research on Sociopolitical Factors Impacting Economic Growth in Islamic Nations
Suleyman Ozdemir (Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, Turkey), Seyfettin Erdogan (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey), Ayfer Gedikli (İstanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 472 pages.
Over the years, the dissemination of technology across society has increased exponentially. As technology continues to improve worldwide connectivity, positive relat...
Urbanization and Its Impact on Socio-Economic Growth in Developing Regions
Umar Benna (Benna Associates, Nigeria), Indo Benna (Muhammad Al-Mana College of Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2018. 404 pages.
The social and economic systems of any country are influenced by a range of factors. As the global population grows in developing nations, it has become essential to...
Sustainable ICT Adoption and Integration for Socio-Economic Development
Charles K. Ayo (Covenant University, Nigeria), Victor Mbarika (Southern University, USA, and ICT University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 264 pages.
It is becoming known that information and communications technology has the potential to increase development in the areas of health, education, governance, and busi...
Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy
Rocci Luppicini (University of Ottawa, Canada), Rachel Baarda (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Copyright © 2017. 259 pages.
Digital technology has revitalized the landscape of political affairs. As e-government continues to become more prominent in society, conducting further research in...
Digital Governance and E-Government Principles Applied to Public Procurement
Rajesh Kumar Shakya (The World Bank, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 323 pages.
Public procurement is vulnerable on many levels. Therefore, to increase protection and improve efficiency, governments across the globe are looking to introduce elec...
Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces
Yasmin Ibrahim (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Copyright © 2017. 363 pages.
With the ubiquitous nature of modern technologies, they have been inevitably integrated into various facets of society. The connectivity presented by digital platfor...
Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development
Eris Schoburgh (University of the West Indies, Jamaica), Roberta Ryan (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 625 pages.
Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance their current governance sys...
Agent-Based Modeling in Humanitarian Interventions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
John McCaskill (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 99 pages.
When a nation or region of the world is under a state of distress and violence, international government agencies are tasked with the job of delivering aid to assist...
Impacts of the Media on African Socio-Economic Development
Okorie Nelson (Covenant University, Nigeria), Babatunde Raphael Ojebuyi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Abiodun Salawu (North-West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2017. 328 pages.
Technology and media are now integrated in various facets of society, including social and economic development. This has allowed for new and innovative methods for...
Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World
Umar G. Benna (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria), Shaibu Bala Garba (Qatar University, Qatar)
Copyright © 2016. 358 pages.
As the global population continues to boom, particularly in the developing countries, it has become necessary to find ways to handle this increase through various po...
Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies
Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya), Omondi Oketch (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya), Asiru Hameed Tunde (Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2016. 412 pages.
Any system of government is comprised of several dimensions of functionality, which must all work in congruence. When any part of the system is dysfunctional, the go...
Comparative Political and Economic Perspectives on the MENA Region
M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey), Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 386 pages.
The region that includes the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) faces a diverse set of cultural, political, and economic issues. Exploring the countries that are...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development
Luísa Carvalho (Universidade Aberta, Portugal & CEFAGE, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)
Copyright © 2016. 878 pages.
The emergence of small businesses within a community or country helps to establish that region’s role in the global economy. As economic achievement is vital to the...
Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Asian E-Governance
Inderjeet Singh Sodhi (St. Wilfred's P.G. College, India)
Copyright © 2016. 410 pages.
Asian countries possess some of the fastest growing economies in the modern world. To maintain this tremendous growth while also sustaining demographic, population,...
Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas
Brasilina Passarelli (School of Communications and Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil), Joseph Straubhaar (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), Aurora Cuevas-Cerveró (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Copyright © 2016. 530 pages.
The way we talk, work, learn, and think has been greatly shaped by modern technology. These lifestyle changes have made digital literacy the new written literacy, wh...
Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2016. 416 pages.
In the developed world, there is an increasing trend towards the use of e-government to further involve citizens in the maintenance of their country. This is not onl...
Promoting Social Change and Democracy through Information Technology
Vikas Kumar (Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, India), Jakob Svensson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2015. 326 pages.
Life in the digital era offers an array of new and invigorating opportunities, as well as a new set of challenges when facing the dissemination of fresh innovations....
Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana), Stephen Mutula (University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2015. 426 pages.
The dot-com revolution has brought many advances before unimagined. Of them all, it may be said that none have surpassed e-government in attracting a significant num...
Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change
Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2015. 378 pages.
In modern times, political and social reform often starts at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder; common people with ordinary lives enact change through community...
Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Ćemal Dolićanin (State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia), Ejub Kajan (State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia), Dragan Randjelović (Academy for Criminalistic and Police Studies, Serbia), Boban Stojanović (University of Niš, Serbia)
Copyright © 2015. 455 pages.
Over the past few years, e-government has been rapidly changing the way governmental services are provided to citizens and businesses. These services improve busines...
Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications
Sam B. Edwards III (Green Mountain College, USA), Diogo Santos (Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil & Dom Bosco University, Brazil)
Copyright © 2015. 330 pages.
Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians’ ability...
Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government
Inderjeet Singh Sodhi (St. Wilfred's Post Graduate College–Jaipur, India)
Copyright © 2015. 331 pages.
Efforts have been made toward the application of electronic government in the developing world, yet questions of how to best implement governance systems and address...
Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling
Peter Sonntagbauer (Cellent AG, Austria), Kawa Nazemi (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), Germany), Susanne Sonntagbauer (Cellent AG, Austria), Giorgio Prister (Major Cities of Europe, Italy), Dirk Burkhardt (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), Germany)
Copyright © 2014. 508 pages.
As governments and policy makers take advantage of information and communication technologies, leaders must understand how to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of...
Emerging Mobile and Web 2.0 Technologies for Connected E-Government
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 332 pages.
E-Government describes the utilization of technologies to improve the lives of citizens and business organizations while facilitating the operation of the government...
E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases
Scott Baum (Griffith University, Australia), Arun Mahizhnan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Copyright © 2014. 356 pages.
The application of e-government technologies has led to increased public participation and social inclusion, while allowing for greater government transparency. Thes...
Design, Development, and Use of Secure Electronic Voting Systems
Dimitrios Zissis (University of Aegean, Greece), Dimitrios Lekkas (University of Aegean, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 270 pages.
In modern electoral processes, Information and Communication Technologies play a crucial role, whether used in voter registration, ballot casting, or processing of r...
Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries
Peter Mazebe II Mothataesi Sebina (University of Botswana, Botswana), Kgomotso H. Moahi (University of Botswana, Botswana), Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana & University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 356 pages.
Access to government information faces many roadblocks in developing and emerging economies due to lack of appropriate legal frameworks and other requisite informati...
Technology Development and Platform Enhancements for Successful Global E-Government Design
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana & University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 511 pages.
While electronic research has developed in many governments around the world, the majority of its research has focused on the supply and demand aspects of e-governme...
IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 359 pages.
To be successful in the 21st century, governments must make use of digital and communication technologies in order to coordinate resources and collaborate with their...
Globalization and Governance in the International Political Economy
Ümit Hacioğlu (Beykent University, Turkey), Hasan Dinçer (Beykent University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2014. 435 pages.
Whether post-modern or pre-industrial, the economic development of societies around the world is often influenced by the whims of a capricious international politica...
Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2013. 460 pages.
The emergence of e-government allows for effective governance, increased transparency, better management, and efficient services through the use of the internet and...
Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity
Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2013. 392 pages.
The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in ord...
E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico)
Copyright © 2013. 467 pages.
While some e-government projects fail to deliver the expected benefits due to numerous technical, organizational, institutional, and contextual factors, information...
E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico)
Copyright © 2013. 424 pages.
As governments around the world seek new and more effective methods of organizing their administrations, electronic government plays an increasingly more important r...
E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2013. 348 pages.
Information and communication technologies have improved government practices and provided effective governance, processes, and services, which have influenced world...
Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice
Edward Francis Halpin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), David Griffin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Carolynn Rankin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Lakshman Dissanayake (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2013. 364 pages.
In recent years, it has become apparent that there are very distinct gaps between developed and developing regions in the world, especially in regards to e-governmen...
Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems
Phillip Olla (Madonna University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 354 pages.
Over the past decade, the use of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) has significantly increased around the globe. Technologies that once were considered experimental...
City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems: Technologies and Applications
Melih Bulu (Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2012. 322 pages.
Cities are becoming the wealth producing centers of national economies. Increasing the operational efficiency of the city will bring a competitive edge to the whole...
International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide: Critical, Historical and Social Perspectives
Patricia Randolph Leigh (Iowa State University, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 254 pages.
The digital divide is an global phenomenon that negatively affects groups around the world. International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide: Cr...
Regional Innovation Systems and Sustainable Development: Emerging Technologies
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), W.B. Lee (Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Jingyuan Zhao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Copyright © 2011. 276 pages.
The regional development of society and economy are closely related with innovative capacities. As the benefits of Regional information systems in establishing innov...
E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development
Sherif Kamel (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Copyright © 2010. 390 pages.
Information and communication technology (ICT) innovations provide significant implications for business and socioeconomic development due to the role it plays in th...
Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation
Muhammed Karatas (Mugla University, Turkey), Mustafa Zihni Tunca (Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2010. 358 pages.
Positive change in society depends highly on a variety of innovative technologies. Sustainability and transformation of the knowledge society helps create developing...
Social and Political Implications of Data Mining: Knowledge Management in E-Government
Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright © 2009. 378 pages.
In recent years, data mining has become a powerful tool in assisting society with its various layers and individual elements useful in obtaining intelligent informat...

Editor(s) Biography

Zaigham Mahmood is a researcher and author. He has an M.Sc. in Mathematics, M.Sc. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Modelling of Phase Equilibria. Dr Mahmood is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK, a researcher at the University of Derby UK, and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University in South Africa. He is, currently, also a Foreign Professor at NUST Islamabad Pakistan.

Professor Mahmood has published over 100 articles in international journals and conference proceedings in addition to four books on cloud computing and two reference texts on e-government: E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries and Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices and Series Editor-in-Chief of the IGI book series on Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide & Regional Development (AEGDDRD).

Professor Mahmood is an active researcher; he also serves as editorial board member of several journals, books and conferences; guest editor for journal special issues; organiser and chair of conference tracks and workshops; and keynote speaker at conferences. His research interests encompass subject areas including e-government studies, project management, software engineering, enterprise computing and cloud computing.

Editorial Advisory Board

Editor-in-Chief
Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa

Editorial Advisory Board
Ali Ahmad Alawneh, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Ali Al Mazari, ALFAISAL University, Saudi Arabia
Bwalya Kelvin Joseph, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dalila Chiadmi, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Demetrios Sarantis, UNU-EGOV, United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance, Portugal
Fareeha Zafar, Government College University, Pakistan
Günes Çetin Gerger, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Hind Lamharhar, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Hisham M. Abdelsalam, Cairo University, Egypt
Irene Cecilia Bernhard, University West, Sweden
Kanubhai K. Patel, Charotar University of Science & Technology, India
Leonid Stoimenov, University of Nis, Serbia
Mila Gasco Hernandez, University at Albany, SUNY, United States
Muhammad A. Obeidat, Kennesaw State University, United States
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Becket University, United Kingdom
N. Raghavendra Rao, FINAIT Consultancy Services, India
Pethuru Raj, IBM Cloud Center of Excellence, India
Pin-Yu Chu, Chengchi University, Taiwan
Rakhi Tripathi, FORE School of Management, India
Sangeeta Namdev Dhamdhere, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, India
Saqib Saeed, Imam AbdulRahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Stephen Kwamena Aikins, University of South Florida, United States
Vinod Kumar, Carleton University, Canada
Virgil Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Yefim Kats, Chestnut Hill College, United States