Strategy, Competition and Investment: Explaining the Global Divide in E-Government Implementation with Policy Variables

Electronic Government, An International Journal, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, pp. 124-143, 2011

20 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2011

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Jeff Gulati

Bentley University

David J. Yates

Bentley University

Date Written: April 8, 2011

Abstract

The rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has created an environment for citizens to have greater access to their government and to make citizen-to-government contact more inclusive. Previous research does not examine the impact of national public policy initiatives that expand and improve e-government services. This study examines the global divide in e-government implementation by analysing the impact of national policies on the United Nations’ Web Measure Index in 174 countries. A multiple regression analysis shows that e-governance is more extensive in countries that have a regulatory authority for telecommunications, encourage competition in their telecommunication industries and invest more financially in the development of ICTs.

Keywords: e-governance, e-government, financial investment, global information society, national strategy and policy, political freedom, telecommunications competition, telecommunications regulation, web measure index

Suggested Citation

Gulati, Girish and Yates, David J., Strategy, Competition and Investment: Explaining the Global Divide in E-Government Implementation with Policy Variables (April 8, 2011). Electronic Government, An International Journal, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, pp. 124-143, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1806032

Girish Gulati (Contact Author)

Bentley University ( email )

175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02145
United States

David J. Yates

Bentley University ( email )

175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02145
United States

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