Bio: Karen Layne is an academic researcher from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The author has contributed to research in topics: Public sector & Government. The author has an hindex of 2, co-authored 2 publications receiving 2386 citations.
TL;DR: Different stages of e-government development are described and a ‘stages of growth’ model for fully functional e-Government is proposed, which outlines the multi-perspective transformation within government structures and functions as they make transitions to e- government through each stage.
TL;DR: In this paper, the connection between e-government and public administration education is discussed, and the purpose of this paper is to make that the connection can be seen as a connection between the two domains.
Abstract: If e-government will transform how public sector organizations operate, what is the connection between e-government and public administration education? The purpose of this paper is to make that co...
TL;DR: In this article, the authors examined the rhetoric and reality of e-government at the municipal level and concluded that e-Government has been adopted by many municipal governments, but it is still at an early stage and has not obtained many of expected outcomes (cost savings, downsizing, etc.) that the rhetoric of eGovernment has promised.
Abstract: Information technology has become one of the core elements of managerial reform, and electronic government (e-government) may figure prominently in future governance. This study is designed to examine the rhetoric and reality of e-government at the municipal level. Using data obtained from the 2000 E-government Survey conducted by International City/County Management Association and Public Technologies Inc., the article examines the current state of municipal e-government implementation and assesses its perceptual effectiveness. This study also explores two institutional factors (size and type of government) that contribute to the adoption of e-government among municipalities. Overall, this study concludes that e-government has been adopted by many municipal governments, but it is still at an early stage and has not obtained many of expected outcomes (cost savings, downsizing, etc.) that the rhetoric of e-government has promised. The study suggests there are some widely shared barriers (lack of financial, technical, and personnel capacities) and legal issues (such as privacy) to the progress of municipal e-government. This study also indicates that city size and manager-council government are positively associated with the adoption of a municipal Web site as well as the longevity of the Web site.
TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the e-government literature is presented, where the authors argue that eGovernment research suffers from definitional vagueness, oversimplification of eGovernment development processes within complex political and institutional environments.
TL;DR: The authors conducted a longitudinal examination of local government adoption of e-government, Web site sophistication, the perceived impacts of eGovernment, and barriers to the adoption and sophistication of egovernment.
Abstract: American grassroots governments have rushed to join the e-government revolution. Although there is a growing body of e-government literature, little of it is empirical. Using data from two nationwide surveys, we conduct a longitudinal examination of local government adoption of e-government, Web site sophistication, the perceived impacts of e-government, and barriers to the adoption and sophistication of e-government. We also discuss correlates of e-government adoption and sophistication with selected institutional factors. We find that e-government adoption at the grassroots is progressing rapidly (if measured solely by deployment of Web sites). However, the movement toward integrated and transactional e-government is progressing much more slowly. Continuing research, particularly longitudinal study, is needed to monitor the evolution of e-government among U.S. local governments, especially to keep pace with the practice and to ascertain the actual impacts of e-government.
TL;DR: The article proposes a reorientation of the e- government maturity models by focusing IT applications to improve the core activities and bring end-users as the key stakeholders for future e-government investments.
TL;DR: The proposed architecture framework for e‐ government adoption will reduce confusion surrounding e‐government infrastructure in the public sector through understanding the implementation processes, identifying requirements of information and communications technology tools, and highlighting the importance of the organisational management resources and the impact of barriers.
Abstract: Purpose – To provide an integrated architecture framework for e‐government that represents the alignment of IT infrastructure with business process management in public sector organisations and classify the barriers that might complicate the implementation of the proposed architecture framework. The study will help IT practitioners in the public sector learn how to use and manage information technologies to revitalise business processes, improve decision‐making, and gain a competitive advantage from the adoption of e‐government. The proposed architecture framework for e‐government adoption will reduce confusion surrounding e‐government infrastructure in the public sector through understanding the implementation processes, identifying requirements of information and communications technology tools, highlighting the importance of the organisational management resources and the impact of barriers.Design/methodology/approach – A range of earlier studies have been critically examined and analysed to provide an...