Overlooking Organizational Culture

Overlooking Organizational Culture

Author: 
Wachira, David
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2012
Editor: 
Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph
Journal Title: 
Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies
Source: 
Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies
Abstract: 

The growth of the information communication technologies (ICTs) has fostered the adoption of e-government across the globe. E-government offers many benefits to developing countries. However, these countries are often plagued with problems that inhibit the implementation of e-government initiatives. As a result, research in e-government has attempted to offer solutions by listing the factors that influence the success and failures of e-government initiatives. The argument is made here, however, that by failing to consider the internal complexities unique to developing countries, these factors only offer palliative solutions to problem. Furthermore, these factors overlook the role that organizational culture plays in influencing the success or failure of e-government initiatives. Following existing literature in e-government, this research will highlight some the major factors listed for e-government successes and failures in developing countries. It will also show how influential organizational culture is in understanding the organizational changes proposed by e-government programs as well as how it has been overlooked in much of the existing literature.

CITATION: Wachira, David. Overlooking Organizational Culture edited by Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2012. Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies - Available at: http://library.au.int/overlooking-organizational-culture