The role of government in e-business adoption

Roberts, Barbara and Toleman, Mark (2007) The role of government in e-business adoption. In: Global e-government: theory, applications and benchmarking. Information Quality Management. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 65-84. ISBN 1-59904-027-1


An analysis of the role of government in e-business adoption is provided in this chapter, with empirical evidence from Australia included. It is shown that government influence is multi-faceted. Governments champion e-business adoption for national economic gain; they provide the physical network on which much of the e-business depends; and increasingly provide e-government services to improve regulation and compliance effectiveness. E-government in particular can act as a strong driver of organisational adoption for some types of e-business processes. Implications for theory from a DOI perspective are included. The authors hope that further research by IS professionals will guide future e-business project directions by improving the understanding of government’s role in e-business adoption in practice, which in turn will improve theoretical understanding of how the benefits can best be maximized.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 4. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2007 06:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 01:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-business; e-government; internet economy; electronic transactions; stakeholder; internet security, public key encryption, digital signature; e-commerce costs
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160503 Communications and Media Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160505 Economic Development Policy
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910205 Industry Policy

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