Title: E-government services in Oman: an employee's perspective

Authors: Moaman Al-Busaidy, Vishanth Weerakkody

Addresses: School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' Business School, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK

Abstract: Many developing countries are in the initial stages of implementing electronic government to improve public sector services and deliver them in an effective and efficient manner. Although e-government efforts in most Gulf countries started during the early 2000s and huge investments have been made by respective governments, implementation and diffusion has been extremely laggard compared to that in Western nations. The objectives of this study are to provide a comprehensive review of e-government practices, assess the levels of e-government implementation and evaluate critical success factors of e-government implementation in the Sultanate of Oman. Using a quantitative survey-based study in three key public service agencies, this paper identifies from the viewpoint of government employees, the most salient factors that are currently influencing the development and implementation of e-government in Oman.

Keywords: developing countries; Oman; technology adoption; confidence; trust; government services; employee perspectives; public sector; Gulf states; success factors; government employees; public service agencies; electronic government; e-government.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2011.039836

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2011 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.185 - 207

Published online: 21 Apr 2011 *

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