E-Government Implementation in Developing Countries: Enterprise Content Management in Rwanda
2016 (English)In: Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2016, 251-259 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
E-Government is now on the rise in developing countries. While developing countries can "leapfrog" technology generations, the necessary organizational change is another matter. In industrialized countries technical systems have been developed over long time in parallel with institutional development; developing countries hope to make that journey faster. Most of the e-Government implementation research focuses on developed countries. It is important to explore the relation between the literature and the findings in the context of developing countries as to come up with a gap to reduce. An interview study with 56 people in 10 government organizations involved in implementing a government-wide enterprise content management system was conducted to find out how critical success factors found in literature on implementation of information management systems relate to the situation in the Rwanda public sector to discover the step forward in Rwanda. We find a large gap between expectations and results due to a strong focus on the technical tool and little concerns about issues related to organizational change.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2016. 251-259 p.
Innovation and the Public Sector, ISSN 1871-1073 ; 23
e-Government, Implementation, ECM, Developing countries, Rwanda
Information Studies Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53017DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-670-5-251ISI: 000383380900026ISBN: 978-1-61499-670-5ISBN: 978-1-61499-669-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53017DiVA: diva2:1038455
15th IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) / 8th Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference, Univ Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016