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International Journal of Electronic Governance

International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG)

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  • Does digital technology impact user participation? A case study of Sports Authority of India (SAI)   Order a copy of this article
    by Supriya Ghadwal, Madhurima Das, Sunita Raina 
    Abstract: To develop a more centralized system, SAI has implemented several e-governance initiatives The study has been conducted by collecting data from 80 respondents, including coaches, athletes, and administrative officers, through qualitative interviews as well as focus groups The Actor-Network theory has been adopted to understand user participation in e-governance initiatives by SAI. The study's primary purpose is to identify the role of user participation in developing a better e-governance system. The study has found a positive willingness among coaches and administrative officers to use different e-governance initiatives, such is expected to improve the performance of players. However, barriers regarding technical knowledge and social perception still exist, which need to be addressed. The e-governance technologies also show the control of higher authorities over the users. The current study has been one of the primary studies on sports e-governance in India.
    Keywords: user participation; actor-network theory; sports participation; e-governance; sports governance.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2023.10059356