Calls for papers
Electronic Government, an International Journal
Special Issue on: "Examining the success and failure of E-Government and E-Governance: A Developing and Developed Countries Perspective"
Dr. J. Choudrie, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Dr. B. Bygstad, Norwegian School of IT (NITH), Norwway
Dr. G. Grant, Carleton University, Canada
It has been almost a decade since e-government (generically known as the provision of online government products and services) became an issue of importance. During this decade, a substantial body of research has been established, from which lessons can be learnt. E-government research has also led to a distinction to be drawn between e-government and e-governance.
A majority of e-government and e-governance research is focused upon policies, process changes, adoption, implementation, usage, usability and accessibility. The intention of this special issue is to examine the successes and failures of e-government and e-governance, both in developed and developing countries.
In particular we welcome comparative analyses. The scope of the issue includes clearly- written descriptions of how past and current approaches to e-government and e-governance research have been carried out (e.g., case studies of e-government and e-governance) leading to success or failure. Papers providing a critical appraisal of existing e-government and e-governance approaches leading to success or failure are also welcomed. Finally, the scope of the issue includes literature reviews, philosophical essays, and analytical research regarding e-government and e-governance.
This special issue will provide a global forum for presenting theoretical and applied research and case studies on e-government and e-governance success and failure that will be authoritative, and academically rigorous.Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
- Case studies examining and identifying successes of e-government and/or e-governance in developing countries and/or developed countries
- Case studies examining and identifying failures of e-government and/or e-governance in developing countries and/or developed countries
- Comparative studies of success and/or failure of e-government and/or e-governance in developing countries and/or developed countries
- Theoretical papers addressing the issues of success and/or failure in e-government and/or e-governance from a developing and/or developed country perspective
- Philosophical issues regarding e-government and/or e-governance successes and /or failure in developing and/or developed countries
- Literature reviews addressing the success and/or failure of e-government and/or e-governance in developing and/or developed countries
- Analytical studies identifying the successes and/or failure of e-government and/or e-governance in developing and/or developed countries
- Knowledge management in electronic and mobile government
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).
All papers are refereed through a double-blind review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page
Early submission deadline [*]: 30 July, 2009
Full paper deadline: 30 November, 2009 (extended)
Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 4 January, 2010
Final version of paper: 4 February, 2010
[*] Completed manuscripts that meet the early submission deadline will be provided an opportunity for revision. If the revision is completed by the full paper deadline (February 4, 2010), these manuscripts will be entered into a second round of peer review.