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International Journal of Electronic Governance


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International Journal of Electronic Governance (3 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

Special Issue on: "Challenging Government e-Participation and the Social Web,"

  • Constructing a model for the Adoptability of Using E-Government Services in Developing Countries: The Case of Egypt   Order a copy of this article
    by Manal Abdel-Fattah 
    Abstract: In our previous paper, the factors affecting citizens adoption of using e-government services were presented. they are then classified into three categories: 1) individual factors which encompass four constructs, i.e. awareness, perceived ease of use, trust and compatibility; 2) governmental factors consisting of two constructs, that are, political issues and ICT infrastructure; and 3) service factors which include two constructs, namely communication channels and service cost. This paper is assigned to test and validate the proposed factors; a model for the adoptability of using e-government services will be constructed. rnrnA sample of 402 students completed a questionnaire. The questionnaire tapped students perspective to adopt e-government services. The questionnaire measured the above 8 constructs and two of them were merged, namely political issues and ICT infrastructure as e-government readiness. Initial analysis for those 7 constructs indicated that the service cost, e-government readiness, and trust respectively are the main reasons that decrease the adaptability of using e-government services. Further analysis was performed to study the relation between items for each construct and the results are offered in the discussion section.
    Keywords: E-government, adoption, e-government adoption, e-government adoption models