A Weight-Analysis Technique of Existing Research on E-Government Implementation Challenges in Developing Countries


1 Department of Management Information System, Cyprus International Universit

2 Department of Management Information System, Cyprus International University



The e-government application may enhance government facilities for its shareholders. Nevertheless, implementing such system faces many difficulties and obstacles. The considerable debacle of e-government inspires studies on those obstacles, especially in developing countries around the world. To examine the e-government implementation challenges more accurately, we have collected more than 50researchesreleasedafter 2010from various and multiple database sources such as IEEE Explore, Science Direct, Emerald, and Springer Link. For accomplishing our study, we have adhered to scientifically accepted top practices for researchers. According to the instructions, we have developed study objectives, in the mean time; we have used a method depending on certain criteria to achieve our study objectives. In the process of researching, we have demonstrated that there is lack of familiarity of the term e-government and there are obstacles associated with the application of an electronic system. There is a clear difference regarding the challenges hindering the implementation of an electronic government in underdeveloped nations, and these challenges differ from one country to another according to the location, culture, infrastructure, and organization conditions, in addition to social and political obstacles.the study found that the most important challenges facing the governments in implementing e-government are summarized in the organizational, political, social, and infrastructure challenges.this research aims to accomplish a thorough analysis of findings reported in the published studies regarding the challenges facing the implementation of e-government in developing countries.


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