The Development in Leading e-Government Articles 2001-2010

Definitions, Perspectives, Scope, Research Philosophies, Methods and Recommendations: An Update of Heeks and Bailur

Christian Østergaard Madsen, Jesper Bull Berger, MIck Phythian

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    This paper presents a study of the development in leading egovernment papers from 2001-2010. Inspired by a study by Heeks and Bailur, the analysis uses a different sampling method, adds new themes, and focuses on changes over time. Through an iterative process known as template analysis the five most cited papers from each year are analyzed according to themes such as perspectives on the impact and impact causes of e-government, methods used, underlying research philosophies and recommendations. Findings indicate that the papers are still somewhat optimistic regarding the impact of e-government, but no longer as technologically deterministic. Discussions of research philosophies start to appear, as do social constructionist studies, although most papers are still positivistic. There is an increase in the use of primary data, and some
    movement in focus from infrastructure and services towards citizens. There is little development in the discussions of generalization of results and recommendations offered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Book seriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume8653
    Pages (from-to)17-34
    Number of pages19
    ISSN0302-9743
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    The Development in Leading e-Government Articles 2001-2010 : Definitions, Perspectives, Scope, Research Philosophies, Methods and Recommendations: An Update of Heeks and Bailur. / Madsen, Christian Østergaard; Berger, Jesper Bull; Phythian, MIck.

    In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8653, 2014, p. 17-34.

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