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Journal Article

Implementing e‑Government: widening the lens  pp40-51

Bill Martin, John Byrne

© Mar 2003 Volume 1 Issue 1, Editor: Frank Bannister, pp1 - 62

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In this paper progress towards e‑government is perceived as contributing to the ultimate development of a Europe‑wide Information Society. We consider aspects of the development EU countries have made towards Information Society status. In the process we review current criteria and demonstrate their strong techno‑economic characteristics. We suggest that broader perspectives should be adopted in implementing e‑government. We identify some potential societal criteria necessary to attain the vision of an Information Society.


Keywords: Information Society, e-government, technological and social perspectives


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