Linking Databases and Linking Cultures: The Complexity of Concepts in International E-Government
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Peter Van den Besselaar
Rathenau Institute - Science System Assessment Department; VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences
TOWARDS THE E-SOCIETY: E-BUSINESS, E-COMMERCE, AND E-GOVERNMENT, B. Schmid, K. Stanoevska-Slabeva, V. Tschammer, eds., pp. 765-774, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001
International e-government implies cross-national coupling of administrative systems. As administrative concepts and classifications reflect social and cultural differences, international e-government applications are even more complex than those within the national boundaries. We will illustrate this by describing the cross-national differences in the concept of marriage, and discuss some of the implications for developing e-government applications.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: e-government, large technical systems, user involvement, administrative conceptsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 13, 2009 ; Last revised: August 7, 2009
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