Ready, Set, Govern: Readiness of Saudi Arabian Organizations for E-Government

Ibrahim Alghamdi, Robert Goodwin, Giselle Rampersad

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    Abstract

    Despite the importance of organizational readiness for successful e-Government, limited studies examine internal organizational factors needed for the transformation to e-Government. This study contributes to the literatures pertaining to e-Readiness and e-Government, by offering an Organizational E-Government Readiness (OEGR) model which uncovers critical factors imperative for e-Government readiness in public organizations. Based on a quantitative survey of key government officials in Saudi Arabia, the study applied structural equation modelling to test the OEGR model. Quantitative findings revealed that various factors including strategy, national e-Government program, processes, ICT infrastructure, and human resources had a positive impact on OEGR as compared to the no direct link between user's access and OEGR. The model equips government agencies with a systematic approach for assessing OEGR.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-98
    Number of pages30
    JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT RESEARCH (print)
    Volume12
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Developing countries
    • E-Government
    • Information and communication technology
    • Public sector
    • Readiness
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Strategic planning

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