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Title: Determinants of e-government services adoption in developing countries (Egypt)
Author: El Kheshin, Sara Abdelsalam
ISNI:       0000 0004 6060 3022
Awarding Body: Middlesex University
Current Institution: Middlesex University
Date of Award: 2016
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Electronic government (e-government) was established as an effective mechanism for increasing government productivity and efficiency and a key enabler for citizen-centric services. E-government services are yet to be universally accepted as a medium for accessing online public services since its inception more than a decade ago. Both governments and academic researchers recognise the problem of low-level adoption of e-government services among citizens; a common problem in both developed and developing countries. E-government adoption, unlike most of IT adoption by employees in private-sector organisations, is voluntary and occurs often in turbulent social-political environments. Therefore, the problem needs to be addressed comprehensively from technological, social, political, and cultural perspectives. E-government adoption research currently lacks a comprehensive conceptual framework for explaining citizen adoption of e-government services. To fill this gap, this study investigates determinants and factors necessary to enhance citizen adoption of e-government services, by extending the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) using a set of social, political, and design constructs that are derived from different research literatures. The research adopted a multi-method approach (combining quantitative and qualitative methods) to explore practices and experiences of implementing and adopting e-government systems in Egypt. The results of this research, in terms of a new customised e-government adoption model and recommendations made for e-government will directly benefit the Egyptian government and developing Arab world countries that share similar circumstances in creating a more efficient e-government adoption strategy.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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