E-Government Research: Capabilities, Interaction, Orientation, and Values

E-Government Research: Capabilities, Interaction, Orientation, and Values

Kim Viborg Andersen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) and Helle Zinner Henriksen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-283-1.ch013
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A comprehensive analysis of 110 peer-reviewed journal papers suggests that the conceptual domains and application areas covered by e-government research focus predominately on capabilities and interactions, whereas value distributions and policy orientations are largely ignored. Onwards, e-government research is more concerned with conceptualizing government and e-services, than exploring the governmental role in technology diffusion and the role IT plays in democracy and participation. The orientation of the e-government research is an indicator that the legacy of IS-research themes dominates the e-government research body. Interdisciplinary research involving core public administration research along with IS-research is yet to emerge. It is proposed that the field could be more unified if considering both the “e” and “government” of e-government.

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