A Decade of e-Government Research in Africa

Burke, Mark
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The state of research on e-government evolution in Africa is ripe for analysis. The article analyses e-government research and scholarly publishing through an assessment of the key features of the research and the community spearheading its emergence. This exploratory study seeks to map the terrain of e-government research in Africa at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. For this purpose, 50 articles were identified using the Scopus citation database, and were subjected to content analysis. This work is intended to encourage continental e-government researchers to further explore and analyse the e-government phenomenon from varying starting points, perspectives, disciplinary orientations and research traditions, and to pave the way for a greater understanding of the dynamics, nature and key features of e-government on the continent.
e-government research community, state of e-government research, ICT and public sector reform, ICT and socio-economic development, Africa
Burke, M. (2012). A decade of e-government research in Africa. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 12, 2-25. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19703