E-government theories and challenges: findings from a plenary expert panel

Andreea Molnar, Marijn Janssen, Vishanth Weerakkody

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In e-government there is an ongoing debate about the theoretical foundations and the typical e-government specific challenges that are encountered. This article aims to provide a better understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of e-government and the challenges that research in e-government encounters. It alsoaims to determine strategies for creating stronger links to the foundations of the various disciplines and therefore to foster learning from each other. In doing so we present the results of analyzing the discussion of a plenary panel (Evaluating the Multidisciplinary Characteristics of E-Government: Finding the Roots of E-Government) organized during one of the Annual International Conferences on Digital Government Research [17]. The results show the diversity of the topics tackled and theories used by the community. Understanding the context and socio-technical views is considered as key in a field in which political, public administration, information systems and computer science aspects are blended.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationdg.o 2015
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Print)978-1450336000
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
EventAnnual International Conference on Digital Government Research - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 27 May 2015 → …

Publication series

Namedg.o (Digital Government Research)


ConferenceAnnual International Conference on Digital Government Research
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period27/05/15 → …


  • computer science
  • e-government
  • foundations
  • policymaking
  • public administration
  • social science


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