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Title: Investigating the strategic relationship between information quality and e-government benefits
Authors: Alenezi, Hussain
Advisors: Serrano, A
Papazafeiropoulou, N
Keywords: E-government;Information quality;Strategic benefits;Institutional value;E-government performance
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Brunel University, School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics
Abstract: This thesis focuses on investigating the relationship between improvements in information quality and the benefits and performance of e-Government organisations. As information quality is a multidimensional measure, it is very crucial to determine what aspects of it are critical to organisations to help them to devise effective information quality improvement strategies. These strategies are potentially capable of changing government organisational structures and business processes. To develop effective information quality improvement strategies, it is important to explore the relationships between information quality (‘cause’) and organisational benefits and performance (‘effect’). The limited research on information quality and organisations performance focuses on private sectors and pays little attention to governments and public organisations. To the best of the author’s knowledge, there is no single study which covers the relationships between information quality and organisations performance in Kuwait. E-Government success literature has rarely investigated information quality as a contributor to the success of e-Government initiatives. This thesis makes a step forward and contributes to the body of knowledge by examining the nature, direction and strength of the connections between information quality and the success of e-Government initiatives as it proposes and discusses a conceptual model (Figure 3.6) and contextual framework by means of which organisations performance and information quality research can be viewed. This thesis adopts a hypothetic-deductive and inductive approach with mixed methods, to conduct the present study. Quantitative and qualitative methods were then utilised to empirically validate the conceptual framework. The author claims that the relationships between information quality and strategic benefits along with institutional value were in upright agreement. Similarly, both qualitative and quantitative analyses highlighted that improvement in different aspects of information quality can lead to a better organisational image. Usability and usefulness attributes of information quality came on the top of the key influencers on both strategic benefits and institutional value. Furthermore, analyses highlighted some differences among information sharing participants’ views regarding the relationship between constructs investigated in this research. Figure 6.5 presents a revised research model including the new constructs, such as, cost savings, improved decision-making, and increased citizen satisfaction, which have been found to be affected by information quality and affect organisational performance.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University
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