Impact of national culture on e-government development: A longitudinal study

Kumar, Sushant, Baishya, Kuldeep, Sreen, Naman, Sadarangani, Pradip H. and Samalia, Harsh Vardhan (2021) Impact of national culture on e-government development: A longitudinal study. Journal of Global Information Management, 29 (2). pp. 23-44. ISSN 10627375

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E-government has become a growth engine for government. Despite splendid progress in information and communication technologies, e-government is developing at a slow pace. This study aims to examine the cultural factors responsible for e-government development. Drawing from customer focus theory and cultural theory, the study explores the relationship between the dimensions of national culture and e-government development. The study uses panel data of e-government development and per capita GDP from 2008 to 2018 of 78 countries to examine the relationship. The result shows that cultural dimensions and per capita GDP are significant predictors of e-government development. Per capita GDP, when examined with cultural dimensions, namely power distance, individualism, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation, shows interactive effects on e-government development. This study contributes to the literature of e-government, the customer focus theory, and cultural theory. The paper also presents the practical implications of findings that are relevant to the policymakers and governments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Culture | E-Government | E-Government Development | Hofstede | Individualism | Longitudinal Study | Long-Term Orientation | Panel Data | Power Distance
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Arts and Humanities (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Public Policy
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 13:29
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2021 07:28


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