An Actor-Network Theory (ANT) Approach: Analysis of Turkish E-Government Gateway Initiative

International Conference on eGovernment & eGovernance (Ice-Gov), Ankara, Turkey, March 12-13, 2009

15 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2009

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Selcen Ozturkcan

Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University

Ronan de Kervenoael

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nihat Kasap

Sabanci University

Enes Eryarsoy

Sabanci University

Date Written: March 12, 2009

Abstract

There are various models proposed in the literature to analyze trajectories of e-Government projects in terms of success and failure. Yet, only the Actor-Network Theory (ANT) perspective (Heeks and Stanforth, 2007) considers the interaction factors among network actors and actants. This paper proposes the ANT for approaching to the Turkish e-Government Gateway initiative as a case study. In doing so, it provides valuable insight in terms of both local and global actornetworks which surround the initiative.

Keywords: e-Government, Turkey, Actor-Network Theory

JEL Classification: O33

Suggested Citation

Ozturkcan, Selcen and Kervenoael, Ronan de and Kasap, Nihat and Eryarsoy, Enes, An Actor-Network Theory (ANT) Approach: Analysis of Turkish E-Government Gateway Initiative (March 12, 2009). International Conference on eGovernment & eGovernance (Ice-Gov), Ankara, Turkey, March 12-13, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1362598

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Ronan de Kervenoael

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Nihat Kasap

Sabanci University ( email )

Orta Mahalle Üniversite Caddesi 27
Istanbul, Orhanli, 34956 Tuzla 34956
Turkey

Enes Eryarsoy

Sabanci University ( email )

Orta Mahalle Üniversite Caddesi 27
Istanbul, Orhanli, 34956 Tuzla 34956
Turkey

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