The Impact of Culture on E-Readiness for E-Government in Yemen

The Impact of Culture on E-Readiness for E-Government in Yemen

Arwa Al-eryani (Saba University, Yemen) and Abdullah Rashed (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9536-8.ch005
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Abstract

E-government is considered to be one of the most important project in both developed and developing countries. The Yemenis government is trying to apply e-government project. E-readiness is the cornerstone of the e-government. Culture affects e-readiness especially in developing countries. One of the aims of this chapter is to find a suitable model to measure the impact of the culture on the e-readiness for e-government in Yemen. The cultural elements that have been adopted by the discussion such as gender, age, education, income, occupation level, computer experience and Internet experience. We carried out a comparative study between the well-known models. Besides to that our chapter investigates applying this model on the Yemen society to measure the impact of the cultural elements on the e-readiness for e-government in Yemen. We applied a quantitative research based on a survey method using questionnaires as a data collection technique. The findings showed that there are positive indicators for e-readiness in Yemen where the level of e-readiness scored 63.5%. The findings also showed the impact of the culture on the e-readiness for e-government in Yemen. Age does not affect the e-readiness in this study. Trust affects the e-readiness in Yemen and the facilities. The positive finding from this study is the high belief in e-government as an era requirement. The researcher recommends starting building award society and increase the information culture.
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Background

Yemenis e-government was created to foster democracy and development in Naples March 2001.The project receives oversight and guidance from the Public Management committee (PUMA) committee and guidance from an e-government working group composed of high level e-government officials from member states (Al-Eryani, 2009).

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