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E-Government Between Developed and Developing Countries

Author(s): Sahem Nawafleh | Ruba Obiedat | Osama Harfoushi

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC)
ISSN 1867-5565

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: e-government | successes | factors | developed | countries | developing | countries

E-government aims to offer services the countrys' communities both in public or private sectors by using the ICT tools to reduce the cost and times by eradication of manifestations of routines and bureaucracy. All countries around the world are seeking to implement and diffuse e-government services, especially the developing countries, and to do that they have to overcome a range of factors that prevent the effective implementation of e-government in the countries. This paper discusses and analyzes E-government topics and revolves around the most important factors behind the success of this program, and tries to analyze and study the E-government program in Finland as a developed country, and Saudi Arabia as a developing one. It aims to find out the most important strategies that have been used to overcome the challenges; these factors & strategies, including such as infrastructure, technical, social, political and cultural in order to study some of these factors in each of them and try to make a comparison between to contribute to the success of the program in other developing countries, as well as to beneficial from developed country's experiences in this field. The reason behind selecting Finland and Saudi Arabia is the qualitative leap made by both of them, especially Saudi Arabia as a developing country and their success in the program with a record time.
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