The Conceptualization of a Research Model for the Measurement of e-Government 2.0 Readiness in the Developing Countries

Yfantis Vasileios (University of the West of Scotland, UK), Abel Usoro (University of the West of Scotland, UK) and Tseles Dimitrios (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 75
EISBN13: 9781466641044|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2515-0.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter explores the potential of Web 2.0 utilization in developing countries through the concept of e-government. Successful implementation of the Web 2.0 concept has to combine both technological and human factors. Thus, this chapter proposes a conceptual model that will measure e-government 2.0 readiness. The conceptual model is based on a combination of the Technology Acceptance Model, Theory of Planned Behavior, and indexes from the United Nation’s database. South Sudan is used at the end as a brief case study of the potential of e-Government 2.0. Future research should validate the empirical model. Meanwhile, the implications of the model are presented.
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