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Title: A theoretical model for the application of Web 2.0 in e-Government
Authors: Sivarajah, U
Irani, Z
Keywords: e-Government;Web 2.0;Information systems evaluation;Impact;Local government authorities (LGAs)
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 13), Windsor, United Kingdom, 2013
Abstract: Government organisations in many countries have started embracing modern technologies such as second generation web (Web 2.0) in an attempt to maximize on the benefits of these technologies as well as keeping up with the current trend. Nevertheless, the advancement and the adoption of these of technologies is in its initial stages in the public sector. Therefore, the research problem is that the literature surrounding the application of Web 2.0 is still highly tentative and exploratory. In particular, there is a lack of research exploring the application of Web 2.0 technologies in the context of local e-Government. This study aims to address this research problem by presenting a comprehensive decision-making tool to aid the effective application of Web 2.0 technologies amongst local government authorities (LGAs). In doing so, resulting in the development of a theoretical model that is underpinned by information systems evaluation criteria and impact factors of Web 2.0 from an internal organizational perspective. By addressing the research problem, this study will make a significant contribution to the normative literature by providing new insights of Web 2.0 technologies within the public sector. This will be of specific relevance to scholars, policy makers, LGAs and practitioners who are interested in the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in an e-Government context. This paper presents the proposed theoretical model and is largely devoted to an explanation on the development of the model.
ISSN: 978-1908549112
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Brunel Business School Research Papers

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