A comprehensive analysis of U.S. counties' e-Government portals: development status and functionalities

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Abstract

This research presents a comprehensive analysis of U.S. counties adoption of e-Government and the functions of the websites. By using content analysis methodology, the services and functions of U.S. county e-Government portals are scrutinized. The investigation instrument is based on political and technological theories, an e-Government stage model, and the review of literature. The research finds that U.S. counties adoption of e-Government is highly associated with certain socioeconomic factors; in addition, the functionalities of U.S. county e-Government portals are significantly related to six socioeconomic factors according to the multiple regression analysis. The research provides insights for government officials and practitioners to understand and improve e-Government practice. It also sheds light on e-Government research by bringing in a valuable research instrument and comprehensive data about e-Government adoption. The implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-164
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Information Systems
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Content analysis
  • Local government
  • Socioeconomic
  • Stage model
  • e-Government

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