Title: E-government principles: implementation, advantages and challenges

Authors: Mohammed Alshehri; Steve J. Drew

Addresses: School of Information and Communication Technology, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, 4111, Queensland, Australia. ' Griffith Institute for Higher Education, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, 4222, Queensland, Australia

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to review the available literature about e-government implementation stages, its challenges and benefits. It gathers and consolidates several relevant issues regarding e-government such as the definitions of e-government, implementation stages, advantages and particularly focuses on the challenges of e-government. Analysing a brief study of Saudi Arabia|s developing e-government program indicates that most of the issues raised in the literature are relevant. It is expected that this review will form a conceptual basis for a new wave of research into effective e-government acceptance and adoption.

Keywords: e-government advantages; e-readiness; e-government challenges; e-government implementation; electronic government; Saudi Arabia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2011.042545

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2011 Vol.9 No.3, pp.255 - 270

Published online: 16 Sep 2011 *

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