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A Comprehensive Analysis of E-government services adoption in Saudi Arabia: Obstacles and Challenges


Alshehri, M and Drew, S and Alfarraj, O, A Comprehensive Analysis of E-government services adoption in Saudi Arabia: Obstacles and Challenges, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 3, (2) pp. 1-6. ISSN 2158-107X (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030201


Often referred as Government to Citizen (G2C) egovernment services, many governments around the world are developing and utilizing ICT technologies to provide information and services to their citizens. In Saudi Arabia (KSA) egovernment projects have been identified as one of the top government priority areas. However, the adoption of egovernment is facing many challenges and barriers including technological, cultural, organizational which must be considered and treated carefully. This paper explores the key factors of user adoption of e-government services through empirical evidence gathered by survey of 460 Saudi citizens including IT department employees from different public sectors. Based on the analysis of data collected the researchers were able to identify some of the important barriers and challenges from these different perspectives. As a result, this study has generated a list of possible recommendations for the public sector and policymakers to move towards successful adoption of e-government services in Saudi Arabia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Challenges, E-government services, adoption, Saudi Arabia, Citizens perspective, IT employees
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Drew, S (Dr Steve Drew)
ID Code:111866
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-10-12
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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