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Title: E-government: A comparison of strategies in local authorities in the UK and Norway
Authors: Jones, S
Olsen, E
Keywords: E-Government;E-government implementation;E-government services;Empirical research;Key component;Local authorities;Local government;Organisational change;Social issues;Strategic plan
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 2006), Alicante, Spain, 2006
Abstract: In Europe almost all countries have implemented some form of e-government, not to mention the UK and Norway which are now both well into their sixth year of e-government implementation. These six years have seen various strategic plans formulated, implemented and also intermittently postponed in the two countries. Although time may result in the amplification of e-government experience for Norway and the UK, the postponement of implementation deadlines indicates that not only political and social issues, but also strategic and organisational issues need to be addressed when formulating plans for deploying e-government. Using empirical research this paper examines the strategies adopted by the UK and Norway in the context of aligning central and local government plans for implementing e-government services. While technical, political and social issues are considered as key areas to be addressed in any e-government exploitation plan; this paper examines how different perspectives on e-government definition, strategy, awareness and related organisational change influence implementation. The need to align central and local e-government plans, guidelines for local level implementation, user centred solutions, strong leadership and a common understanding of the definition of e-government are highlighted in the paper as some of the key components of good e-government implementation practice.
ISBN: 1-902316-46-0
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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