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Volume 15 Issue 2 / Mar 2017  pp57‑154

Editor: Carl Erik Moe

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Editorial for EJEG Volume 15 Issue 2  pp57‑58

Carl Erik Moe

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E‑Gov Development in Africa  pp59‑62

Alain Ducass

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Citizen‑centric Perspective on the Adoption of E‑Government in the Philippines  pp63‑83

Aldwin Uy Urbina, Naoya Abe

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Factors Affecting the Adoption of e‑Government in Kuwait: A Qualitative Study  pp84‑102

Hussain Alenezi, Ali Tarhini, Ra'ed Masa'deh, Ali Alalwan, Nabeel Al-Qirim

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Which Factors Can Affect e‑Public Procurement Adoption by Private Firms? The Case of Belgium  pp103‑115

Mohamad Amin Alomar, Christian de Visscher

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Firms are the main users of e‑public procurement applications (hereinafter e‑procurement), so their acceptance to adopt this technology is a crucial element in its successful implementation. Nonetheless, very few studies have focused on this subject. This article aims to identify and analyse the factors affecting private companies’ adoption of e‑procurement. Relying on several solid theories in the field of acceptance and adoption of innovation, namely the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), the Diffusion of Innovation theory (DOI), the Technology, Organization, Environment framework (TOE) and the Iacovou et al. model, we constructed a research model that included the most important potential factors that can influence this variable. Our model was tested according to the survey method. Based on the data received from 760 Belgian firms spread over a wide range of economic activities, we identified five main variables that could explain about 33.5 % of the total variability of e‑procurement adoption by firms: size, attitude towards change, competitive pressure, trading partners’ pressure and organizational readiness. In contrast, we did not find any significant relationship between the relative advantages and e‑procurement adoption. Finally, the implications for theory and practice are discussed. 


Keywords: Technology Acceptance, e-procurement, survey, private firms, Belgium.


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Somya Joshi, Uta Wehn

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Systematic Literature Review on Enterprise Architecture in the Public Sector  pp130‑154

Dinh Duong Dang, Samuli Pekkola

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