Nine Challenges for e-Government Action Researchers

Jesper Bull Berger, Jeremy Rose

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    Abstract

    Action research is widespread in many of the background disciplines that underpin the e-Government field and is beginning to take root as a legitimate e-Government research method. Canonical Action Research (CAR) is the most widely used form of action research; however it relies on premises that can be problematic in the e-Government context. This article details some of those underlying assumptions, and shows the difficulties that result when applied to a relatively typical e-Government case study: the implementation of an advanced email system in Danish public administration. The empirical experience calls many of the standard premises into question, and these are categorised. The authors summarize the resulting experience as nine challenges for action researchers working in the e-Government field, and investigate some possible responses.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
    Volume11
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)57-75
    ISSN1548-3886
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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