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Volume 14 Issue 1 / Jun 2016  pp1‑134

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Editorial for EJEG Volume 14 Issue 1  pp1‑2

Frank Bannister

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Where do the Nordic nations Strategies Take e‑Government ?  pp3‑17

Shaji Joseph, Anders Avdic

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A Review of e‑Government Research as a Mature Discipline: Trends, Themes, Philosophies, Methodologies, and Methods  pp18‑35

Muhammad Yusuf, Carl Adams, Kate Dingley

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Risk and Decision in Collaborative e‑Government: An Objectives‑Oriented Approach  pp36‑47

Leif Sundberg

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Abstract. Developing e‑services in the public sector is a demanding task that involves a variety of stakeholders and values. Further complexity is added by organizational and institutional challenges, especially when specialized government agencies are ex pected to collaborate to create seamless, integrated services. This paper focuses on decision making and risk analysis in two Swedish collaborative e‑Government cases. Empirical material consists of semi‑structured interviews and project documentation, wh ich are analyzed using an objectives‑oriented Logical Framework Approach (LFA). The results highlight two factors that influence the outcomes of the projects; governance for collaboration and financial models for distributing resources between governmen t agencies. When these formal support mechanisms are not provided, they become risks for the projects and create uncertainties in decision processes. While the studied government context has matured enough to develop fully functional platforms for e‑servi ces, these uncertainties become issues when public values are to be measured and evaluated. The paper concludes by suggesting the use of public values as objectives together with measurable indicators in order to create a common language for decision maki ng and risk management across government agencies. 


Keywords: Keywords: Risk, decision making, e-Government, objectives-oriented, logical framework approach, public values


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Evaluation of E‑Government Implementation: The Case of State Government Websites in Nigeria  pp48‑59

Aderonke Oni, Adekunle Okunoye, Victor Mbarika

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Factors Affecting Citizens use of Social Media to Communicate With the Government: A Proposed Model  pp60‑72

Reemiah Muneer ALotaibi, Muthu Ramachandran, Ah-Lian Kor, Amin Hosseinian-Far

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E‑Availability and E‑Accessibility of Financial Documents: A Cross‑State Examination of U.S. County Websites  pp73‑86

David Baker, Roger Chin

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Warm Experts in the age of Mandatory e‑Government: Interaction Among Danish Single Parents Regarding Online Application for Public Benefits  pp87‑98

Christian Madsen, Pernille Kræmmergaard

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e‑Government in Local Government: Challenges and Capabilities  pp99‑116

Keld Pederson

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Perceptions of the Australian public towards mobile internet e‑voting: risks, choice and trust  pp117‑134

Phillip Zada, Greg Falzon, Paul Kwan

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