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E-Government, Accountability, and Performance: A Comparative Analysis between European Governments

51 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2009  

Rebecca Levy Orelli

University of Bologna - Department of Management; University of Bologna - Department of Management; University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics

Emanuele Padovani

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Eric A. Scorsone

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Date Written: August 20, 2009

Abstract

This paper will be presented at the EGPA Conference, St Julian’s, Malta, September 2-5, 2009. To what extent do e-government influence accountability and performance in the public sector? Given the growing importance of performance and accountability in government, discussion has not been as robust as it should be regarding the role of e-government in understanding these challenges. Much has been claimed and written about the influence of e-government on the modernization and growth of public sector initiatives in Europe. Little is known, however, about how e-government influence the accountability and performance of governments. The paper presents a view of both challenges and advantages of implementing e-government in the area of governments in Europe. It combines the areas of e-government, accountability, and performance in the public sector and examines how closely and critically intertwined they are in ten European countries.

Keywords: e-government, European countries, performance measurement, services delivery, performance

JEL Classification: L39, M19, M49

Suggested Citation

Orelli, Rebecca Levy and Padovani, Emanuele and Scorsone, Eric A., E-Government, Accountability, and Performance: A Comparative Analysis between European Governments (August 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1458494 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1458494

Rebecca Levy Orelli (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

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Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.unibo.it/docenti/rebecca.orelli

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca, 34
Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.unibo.it/docenti/rebecca.orelli

University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics ( email )

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40126 Bologna, fc 47100
Italy

Emanuele Padovani

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Forli' Campus
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Forli', FC I-47121
Italy
+39(0543)374-621 (Phone)
+39(0543)374-660 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.unibo.it/docenti/emanuele.padovani

Eric A. Scorsone

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States
+1(517)353-9460 (Phone)
+1(517)432-1800 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.aec.msu.edu/faculty/scorsone.htm

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