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Special Session on Managing Transition in e-government projects through system innovations


Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
University of Khartoum, Sudan

Session Description:

Given that e-government represents a rich pool of organizational and technological issues, the implementation of e-government projects continued to be challenged by different organizational, institutional, technical, technological and societal considerations.  Literature reveals that e-government implementations counties continued to face serious problems with regards to the acquisition, infusion and diffusion. The problems range from the lack of know-how to lack of financial resources. Within this context, the need for a more structural and systematic innovative approach for the management of transition in e-government projects is critical.

Despite the increasing potential role of system innovation (using transition management and strategic niche management concepts), little has been done to investigate the following issues: 1) The reconciliation of decision making behaviour of actors (stakeholders) – individuals and groups – in each layer of the multi- level system innovation process as well as across the domain of all levels, 2) The strategic action oriented towards the coupling and connecting problems at different levels of analysis, 3) Reconciliation of differences of perception held by each actor with regards to the processes, activities and functionality at the corporate and level-specific domains, 4) The applicability of strategic niches that guide implementation and reduce negative social effects, and 5) The development of conceptual perspectives to better understand, identify and influence social transition through investigating the potential of socio-technical techniques such as the Technology Adoption Model, Technology Acceptance Curve, and Maturity Models, among others.    

This sessions aims at bringing together researchers and developers interested in topics that include but not limited to:
  • E-government strategies and successful implementation procedures
  • E-government portals and their role in disseminating the use of e-government
  • E-government issues in government-to-citizens relationships
  • E-government issues in government-to-businesses relationships
  • Intergovernmental issues in local and state e-governments
  • Legal and political issues in e-government
  • E-government and M-government best practices
  • Infrastructure requirements of hardware, software, communication technologies.
  • Social, technical, and economical aspects of e-government
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  It is IBIMA policy to send complete papers to two reviewers for full blind peer review and to send a summary of review back to the author(s) .  Short papers/abstracts will be reviewed by reviewer and/or the editor.  All review comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission. Submitted Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Conference proceedings will be published as an e-book on a CD (ISBN: 978-0-9821489-0-7) and will be published on the "Communications of the IBIMA" Journal

Indicate the session name on your manuscript.  All Submissions should be sent to only one e-mail: either  Cairo2009@ibima.org or to the session chair Tagelsir.gasmelseid@gmail.com


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