Title: What drives eGovernment growth? An econometric analysis on the impacting factors

Authors: Spyridoula Lakka; Teta Stamati; Christos Michalakelis; Draculis Martakos

Addresses: Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, Ilisia 15784, Athens, Greece ' Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, Ilisia 15784, Athens, Greece ' Department of Telematics and Informatics, Harokopio University, 89, Harokopou Str. Kallithea 17671, Athens, Greece ' Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, Ilisia 15784, Athens, Greece

Abstract: This study contributes to the current literature of eGovernment adoption, by proposing a parsimonious, yet comprehensive model, based on three socio-economic theories namely, institutionalism, endogenous and exogenous growth. Using this framework as the guiding theoretical lens, critical factors are identified, while their impact is evaluated with an econometric analysis on secondary, country level data. The study especially highlights on the use of OSS technology and its implications into the eGov context. Findings suggest that countries with advanced technologies, education, technological openness and effective governance and regulation lead eGovernment adoption.

Keywords: e-government adoption; electronic government; open source software; OSS; policy factors; institutional theory; endogenous growth theory; exogenous growth theory; technology diffusion; econometric analysis; panel data models; adoption factors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2013.053366

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2013 Vol.6 No.1, pp.20 - 36

Available online: 18 Apr 2013 *

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