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Volume 7 Issue 1 / Jan 2009  pp1‑122

Editor: Frank Bannister

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An Overview of e‑Government Metadata Standards and Initiatives based on Dublin Core  pp1‑10

Abdurrahman Alasem

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A Suggested Framework for Assessing Electronic Government Readiness in Egypt  pp11‑28

Nahed Amin Azab, Sherif Kamel, Georgios Dafoulas

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Business Rules in e‑Government Applications  pp29‑38

Flavio Corradini, Alberto Polzonetti, Oliviero Riganelli

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e‑Governmentality: On Electronic Administration in Local Government  pp39‑48

Katarina Giritli Nygren

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A Social Perspective on Implementation of e‑Government — a Longitudinal Study at the County Administration of Sweden  pp49‑60

Kerstin Grundén

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The Influence of Malaysian Telecenters on Community Building  pp61‑70

Zulkefli Ibrahim, Sulaiman Ainin

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The main aim of this paper is to examine the impact of the establishment of telecentres, particularly KedaiKom on community building in Malaysia. KedaiKom is one of the projects undertaken by the Malaysian government to reduce the digital divide among the population. The impact of KedaiKom on community building was viewed from two perspectives: capacity of getting ahead and social and digital inclusion. The research was conducted using the survey method whereby questionnaires were distributed to six hundred KedaiKom users, however, only 326 returned the form. In general, the users agreed that KedaiKom has improved their ICT skills and knowledge as well as their social network. Many of them felt that KedaiKom has helped improve their community well being. In conclusion, the study showed that KedaiKom does impact community building, i.e., capacity of getting ahead and social and digital inclusion. 


Keywords: Malaysia, Telecentres, community building, KedaiKom, capacity of getting ahead, social and digital inclusion


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Internet Voting, Turnout and Deliberation: A Study  pp71‑86

Michel Chevallier

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e‑Government and Technology Acceptance: The Case of the Implementation of Section 508 Guidelines for Websites  pp87‑98

Paul T. Jaeger, Miriam Matteson

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Citizens4Citizens: Mapping Participatory Practices on the Internet  pp99‑112

Albert Meijer, Nils Burger, Wolfgang Ebbers

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Examining the Barriers to e‑Government Adoption  pp113‑122

Richard W. Schwester

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