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Title: The roles of intermediaries in the adoption of e-government services in Saudi Arabia
Author: Al-Sobhi, Faris Hemayd A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2725 609X
Awarding Body: Brunel University
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2011
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Electronic government (e-government) diffusion and adoption is a global topic that concerns many developed and developing countries worldwide. However, global efforts to provide e-services to different stakeholders (citizens) differ from one country to another in terms of readiness, challenges, adoptions and diffusions. These differences are due to the variation of technological, political, cultural, economic and social differences. A number of studies on e-government have focused on the technological, economic and political aspects of implementation, while others have examined factors that influence citizens‘ adoption of e-government services, such as availability, accessibility, usability, awareness and trust. This study will focus on the influence of intermediary roles played by third parties in helping diffusion and adoption of e-government. This study will use a qualitative research approach to reflect the roles of intermediaries on e-government realms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study will aim to address the research question, "What are the roles of an intermediary in adoption and diffusion of e-government services?" In addition, the study undertaken for this thesis will examine the most salient factors that determine adoption of e-government services in Saudi Arabia and validate the UTAUT model in the Saudi Arabian context, particularly focusing on intermediary organisations. This aspect of the study will use a quantitative approach using a survey to understand citizens‘ perspectives regarding intermediary and e-government adoption. The outcome of this study will create a conceptual model for studying e-government adoption in Saudi Arabia. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings will be discussed, offering recommendations for future research directions.
Supervisor: Weerakkody, V.; El-Haddadeh, R. Sponsor: Ministry for Higher Education of Saudi Arabia
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Trust ; Modeling ; Private sector ; Diffusion ; Implementation