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Title: An investigation of e-government progress in Oman: A survey of public sector workers
Authors: Weerakkody, V
Keywords: Confidence;Developing countries;E-government;IT workforce capability;Oman;Trust
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS2009), Izmir, Turkey, 2009
Abstract: E-government has become increasingly pervasive in modern society and it has emerged as an effective means of delivering government services to citizens. While most early e-government efforts were concentrated on developed countries, in the recent past, it has also become popular in many developing countries. Most notably are the Middle Eastern countries that have continued to invest significantly into e-government initiatives in the last five years; the Sultanate of Oman is one such example. However, although large investments have been made since 2003 to facilitate the implementation of electronic services in the public sector in Oman, only limited progress has been made in terms of realising fully functional e-government. The aim of this paper is to identify the factors that are currently influencing the development and implementation of e-government in Oman using a quantitative survey-based empirical study in three key public service agencies in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The research identified ten different factors that were influencing the progress of the national e-government project, e-Oman, from the viewpoint of government employees. The most salient of these factors was the Omani IT workforce capability and the citizens' trust and confidence in using e-services.
ISBN: 978-190231669-7
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Brunel Business School Research Papers

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