Title: The influence of open government on e-government website: the case of Jordan

Authors: Maryam Al-Jamal; Emad Abu-Shanab

Addresses: MIS Department, Yarmouk University, Irbid 21163, Jordan ' MIS Department, Yarmouk University, Irbid 21163, Jordan

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 government's 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 citizen's intentions to use E-government websites, and participation has a negative influence.

Keywords: open government; e-government websites; Jordan; intention to use; transparency; collaboration; participation; online government.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2016.078131

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2016 Vol.8 No.2, pp.159 - 179

Received: 18 Nov 2015
Accepted: 15 Apr 2016

Published online: 03 Aug 2016 *

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