Towards E-Government Project Assessment: European Approach

Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu - Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2013, pp. 103-125

23 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2013

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Pavel Mates

University of Economics, Prague

Tomaš Lechner

University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Economics and Public Administration

Pavel Rieger

University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Economics and Public Administration

Jitka Pěkná

University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Economics and Public Administration

Date Written: June 21, 2013

Abstract

The objective of the paper is to analyze current approaches to the assessment of e-Government projects as the specific public projects and to suggest how to improve these approaches in order to eliminate their shortcomings. The nonnormative theoretical methods are used to analyze empirical results of previous researches; particularly the deduction method is used to prove that current approaches to the evaluation of e-Government projects have some inequalities, the analogy and comparison methods are used to create general typology of e-Government projects and the induction method is used to seek examples of the indicators and metrics. The results are based on analysis of extensive amount of e-Government projects, which have been realized in different European countries in the past twenty years. The basic result of the research is creation of the ten most common types of e-Government projects typology. The fundamental conclusion obtained from the results of this research is that this typology can be used as the core of new E-Government General Assessment Framework, which eliminates problems of previous approaches, allows adjusting metrics and indicators to each type of projects, keeps comparability of results and thus making possible the use of benchmarking methods.

Keywords: assessment of public projects, management of public projects, e-Government, evaluation of public services

JEL Classification: D73, E02, G38, H43

Suggested Citation

Mates, Pavel and Lechner, Tomaš and Rieger, Pavel and Pěkná, Jitka, Towards E-Government Project Assessment: European Approach (June 21, 2013). Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu - Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2013, pp. 103-125, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2286889

Pavel Mates

University of Economics, Prague ( email )

Institute of Economic Studies
Opletalova 26
Prague, 11000
Czech Republic

Tomaš Lechner

University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Economics and Public Administration ( email )

náměstí Winstona Churchilla 4
Praha, 130 67
Czech Republic

Pavel Rieger (Contact Author)

University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Economics and Public Administration ( email )

náměstí Winstona Churchilla 4
Praha, 130 67
Czech Republic

Jitka Pěkná

University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Economics and Public Administration ( email )

náměstí Winstona Churchilla 4
Praha, 130 67
Czech Republic

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