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The influence of context on participatory E-Government applications : A comparison of E-Government adoption in Romania and South Korea

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Frame of Image ent are feasible across all national contexts. In particular, this research will focus upon assessing how the political, economic, and social characteristics of a particular government’s context influence the introduction of participatory applications of e-government. To explore the relationships between contextual factors and applications of e-government, we compare participatory e-government applications in Romania and South Korea. These nations were selected because they possess important similarities and differences related to their political, social, and economic contexts. As an attempt to fill this dearth in existing literature, the research question this study investigates is how certain contextual features serve to influence the adoption of participatory applications of e-government. Our findings suggest that the success of participatory e-government projects is to a large extent contingent upon political and economic contexts, while being less related to social contexts. Keywords: e-government; electronic; digital
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Introduction
Over the past few decades, the topic of e-government has emerged as a salient one in the field of public administration. Accordingly, a litany of research has sought to describe implications said to stem from governments’ application of this new administrative tool. To date, such research efforts, and the implications they describe can be categorized into two veins. The first vein of research and implications can be considered internally ori


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Title The influence of context on participatory E-Government applications
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A comparison of E-Government adoption in Romania and South Korea

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Porumbescu, Greg; Vrabie, Catalin; Ahn, Jiho

Publisher

European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Date 2012
Pages 12
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Romania(Europe)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < IT
Government and Law < Public Administration