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International Journal of Electronic Governance


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International Journal of Electronic Governance (4 papers in press)


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  • Current state of M-government research; identifying future research opportunities   Order a copy of this article
    by Abdulmohsen Albesher, Richard Stone 
    Abstract: Research on M-government has started in the last decade. The use of M-government has been rapidly increasing due to the high penetration of mobile devices in the general population. This research will first compare M-government to E-government which will help in understanding the similarities and the differences between the two types of government. Then this research will examine the current state of research in the area of M-government. In this research, we collected 79 papers specifically related to M-government, dividing them into themes based on the research premise. The results showed that there is a gap in understanding the relationship between the use of M-government and civic engagement. A future study is highly recommended to determine whether the use of M-government positively affects civic engagement.
    Keywords: government; e-government; electronic government; m-government; mobile government; online government; digital government; human factors; civic engagement; human computer interaction; HCI; citizens; native apps.

  • A Medium-Scale Trial of Handivote   Order a copy of this article
    by Tsvetelina Valcheva, Karen Renaud, William Cockshott 
    Abstract: Handivote is an electronic voting system utilising mobile phones and short text messages. Thus far we have only conducted very limited trials within our own school. In this paper we report on a medium scale trial carried out in the Kelvinside district of Glasgow. It was used by a local community group to assess support versus opposition to a planned building development on a meadow. We describe the procedures followed to issue voting credentials, the information given to voters and the telecommunications and computing infrastructure used to conduct the vote. We describe the user interface made available to the person or groups setting up the poll and explain how the final results are presented to the public. We detail the mechanisms available to facilitate voter scrutiny to ensure integrity of the vote. A brief discussion of the cost of this scheme, in terms of money and labour, will also be included.
    Keywords: SMS Voting;eParticipation;eDemocracy;Handivote

  • A Quality Assessment Index for Evaluation of District e-Governance Web Sites   Order a copy of this article
    by Snigdha Banerjee, Jalaj Katare 
    Abstract: In this paper, a methodology for comparative evaluation of user perceived quality of websites is developed. This involves identification and scaling of factor categories relevant to users perceived quality, proposing a Web Quality Assessment Index (WQAI) and using it for comparison of websites of selected districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Top websites were identified and evaluated by WQAI rankings and also through cluster analysis. It is found that (i) the best websites as identified by WQAI ranks match those obtained by cluster analysis, while there is a slight discrepancy in the lower order clusters (ii) websites of districts important because of population or industrial status may not be in the top user satisfaction category although they may have high ranks by other criteria. These findings will assist in the identification of strong and weak points of the websites and hence enable the governments to provide improved websites.
    Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT); e-governance; Website Quality Assessment Index (WQAI); ranks; cluster analysis; correspondence analysis

  • The Influence of Open Government on E-government website: The Case of Jordan   Order a copy of this article
    by Maryam Al-Jamal, Emad Abu-Shanab 
    Abstract: The wide spread of the Internet, mobile technologies and social networks facilitated the emergence of open concepts. Open data concept means to unfold data to the public free of charge and free of other constrains. With the increasing calls from people for freedom, democracy and participation, the concept of Open Government emerged. Open government is opening governments data to the public and leaving a room for participation, transparency and collaboration. Jordan has adopted open government initiative since 2011. In this paper, we will investigate the perceptions of Jordanian citizens regarding the major concepts of open government. We have developed a research model based on the literature, and then conducted an empirical test on the model based on citizens' responses to a survey. Results indicated that collaboration and transparency have positive influence on citizens intentions to use e-government websites, and participation has a negative influence.
    Keywords: Open Government; E-government; Jordan; Open Government Data; Intention to Use; Transparency; Collaboration; Participation