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Volume 2 Issue 1 / Jul 2004  pp1‑74

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Scenarios of e‑Government in 2010 and implications for strategy design  pp1‑10

Georg Aichholzer

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This contribution focuses on e‑Government as a comprehensive change programme and develops alternative scenarios with a view towards 2010. Empirical evidence of substantial risks to a successful implementation and operation of e‑Government calls for a forward‑looking approach and possible ways of correcting a wide‑spread neglect of long‑term innovation risks. The paper explores the scenario method as an established instrument for improving strategic decisions in a context of change, uncertainty and complex environments. Its application in a Europe‑wide research project leads to three macro‑scenarios with divergent implications for e‑Government prospects. The conclusions suggest particular requirements for developing more robust e‑Government strategies and encourage a wider use of scenario processes. 


Keywords: e-Government, risk, future, scenario method, strategy, Europe


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The Influence of Perceived Characteristics of Innovating on e‑Government Adoption  pp11‑20

Lemuria Carter, France Belanger

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FRAMES — A Risk Assessment Framework for e‑Services  pp21‑30

Adrianos Evangelidis

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Developing Generic Shared Services for e‑Government  pp31‑38

Marijn Janssen, René Wagenaar

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Implementing e‑Government Services in East Africa: Assessing Status through Content Analysis of Government Websites  pp39‑54

Janet Kaaya

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MIDEM. Models for Interactive Decision Making  pp55‑64

Auli Keskinen

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When e‑Government is Opposed by Unwilling Clients; Case Studies on e‑Enforcement  pp65‑74

Marieke Koopmans-van Berlo, Hans de Bruijn

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