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Title: Incentives for the adoption of e-government by Greek municipalities
Authors: Maditinos, Dimitrios
Sidiropoulou, Niki N.
Keywords: Public administration -- Data processing
Public administration -- Greece
Public administration -- Technological innovations -- Greece
Government Web sites -- Greece
Electronic government information -- Greece
Electronic public records -- Greece
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Eleftherios Thalassinos
Citation: Maditinos, D., & Sidiropoulou, N. N. (2020). Incentives for the adoption of e-government by Greek municipalities. International Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 8(1), 298-326.
Abstract: Purpose: The research aims to identify the incentives that play an important role in the evolution of e-government in Greece at local scale and its actual development level. It also investigates the factors and the perceived barriers that affect the development of local egovernment in Greek Municipalities, as well as the benefits they derive from it. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research is based on a survey that was conducted through a questionnaire to all 325 Municipalities of the country and includes data from 109 Municipalities that participated in the quantitative approach. Findings: While e-government is spread at a relatively satisfactory level, it appears that only a few Municipalities are performing well. Results highlight also the two main incentives that motivate Municipalities to adopt e-government: The first is the improvement of the efficiency of information exchange with the external environment and the second is managing internal issues-relationships in conjunction with the existence of prominent IT departments. Amongst the main factors that affect e-government adoption by Local authorities, budgetary constraints stand out, while the lack of personnel specialized in Information Technologies is identified as common obstacle. Practical Implications: Findings suggest that an integrated approach to e-government is needed in order to enable organizations to minimize failures and to overcome barriers and counter risks. The capacity to align e-government applications with the increasing and evolving needs and requirements of the citizens is the key to optimizing the benefits of eGovernment at local scale. Originality/Value: There is no similar empirical research in the context of Greece; hence, it seems important to increase the knowledge about the drivers of e-government adoption, especially in the public sector at the local scale.
ISSN: 22414754
Appears in Collections:IJEBA, Volume 8, Issue 1

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