A special issue of Electronic Government, an International Journal
It has been almost a decade since e-government (generically known as the provision of online government products and services) became an issue of importance. During this decade, a substantial body of research has been established, from which lessons can be learnt. E-government research has also led to a distinction to be drawn between e-government and e-governance.
A majority of e-government and e-governance research is focused upon policies, process changes, adoption, implementation, usage, usability and accessibility. The intention of this special issue is to examine the successes and failures of e-government and e-governance, both in developed and developing countries.
In particular we welcome comparative analyses. The scope of the issue includes clearly- written descriptions of how past and current approaches to e-government and e-governance research have been carried out (e.g., case studies of e-government and e-governance) leading to success or failure. Papers providing a critical appraisal of existing e-government and e-governance approaches leading to success or failure are also welcomed. Finally, the scope of the issue includes literature reviews, philosophical essays, and analytical research regarding e-government and e-governance.
This special issue will provide a global forum for presenting theoretical and applied research and case studies on e-government and e-governance success and failure that will be authoritative, and academically rigorous.
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
- Case studies examining and identifying successes of e-government and/or e-governance in developing countries and/or developed countries
- Case studies examining and identifying failures of e-government and/or e-governance in developing countries and/or developed countries
- Comparative studies of success and/or failure of e-government and/or e-governance in developing countries and/or developed countries
- Theoretical papers addressing the issues of success and/or failure in e-government and/or e-governance from a developing and/or developed country perspective
- Philosophical issues regarding e-government and/or e-governance successes and /or failure in developing and/or developed countries
- Literature reviews addressing the success and/or failure of e-government and/or e-governance in developing and/or developed countries
- Analytical studies identifying the successes and/or failure of e-government and/or e-governance in developing and/or developed countries
- Knowledge management in electronic and mobile government
Early submission deadline: 30 July, 2009
Full paper deadline: 30 October, 2009
Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 4 January, 2010
Final version of paper: 4 February, 2010