Linking Databases and Linking Cultures: The Complexity of Concepts in International E-Government

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

10 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2009 Last revised: 7 Aug 2009

Anne-Marie Oostveen

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Peter van den Besselaar

Rathenau Institute - Science System Assessment Department; VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

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.

Keywords: e-government, large technical systems, user involvement, administrative concepts

Suggested Citation

Oostveen, Anne-Marie and van den Besselaar, Peter, Linking Databases and Linking Cultures: The Complexity of Concepts in International E-Government (2001). 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1432485

Anne-Marie Oostveen (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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University of Oxford
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Peter Van den Besselaar

Rathenau Institute - Science System Assessment Department ( email )

Anna van Saxenlaan
Den Haag
Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands

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