E-government Performance in Democracies versus Autocracies

Mayssa Bougherra, Abdul Khalique Shaikh*, M. Cuneyt Yenigun, Houchang Yari

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A substantial amount of research has tried to figure out how political institutions can shape e-government innovations and link democratic countries' characteristics with the success of their e-government initiatives. However, the results have been mixed and empirically, the relationship remains unclear. This empirical study examines the relationship between political regimes and e-government performance with a focus on governments' perspectives of e-government. First, we use United Nations E-Government Development Index to establish the current patterns of E-Government performance across different regime types, and then develop our own typology of the various perspectives of different political regime types to e-government adopted in the literature. Through identifying the relationship between these perspectives and the E-Government performance of each regime type, this study provides governments and policy makers with new evidence that different regime types have different motivations for developing their e-government performance. Hence, E-Government policies and strategies ought to match particular political contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Organizational Analysis
Publication statusPublished - Sept 24 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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