Comparing E-Government Research in Developed vs. Emerging Economies: A Bibliometric Study

Comparing E-Government Research in Developed vs. Emerging Economies: A Bibliometric Study

Laura Alcaide Muñoz (University of Granada, Spain) and Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar (University of Granada, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8358-7.ch053
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Many countries have implemented changes in public sector management models based on the strategic and intensive use of new information and communication technologies. However, most 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 research gaps and possibilities for improvement in the context of e-government research in developing countries. The findings reveal the existence of various research gaps and highlight areas that should be addressed in future research, especially in developing countries. Indeed, the research approach to e-government remains immature, focusing on particular cases or dimensions, while little has been done to produce theories or models to clarify and explain the political processes of e-government.
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Literature Review On Bibliometric Studies

Bibliometric reviews enable members of the academic community to identify the historical roots of a particular field of study (Atkins, 1988), to predict future research trends (Löfstedt, 2005), and to discern the direction taken in a discipline, possible inadequacies in methodology, weaknesses, trivial approaches, etc., - in summary, they provide a starting point which greatly facilitates the enhancement of knowledge.

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