The e-Government and e-Governance: Conceptual Alignment or Subtle Difference

By Mahmud A. Shareef, Uma Kumar and Vinod Kumar.

Published by The Organization Collection

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In the last decade, a widespread debate has occurred as political theorists, public administration scientists, and organizational and information system researchers work to define E-government (EG) and E-governance. This current study addresses this issue and explores related literature to get an insight on the subtle relation between these two concepts. From a thorough literature and conceptual review of the philosophical underpinnings of both concepts, this study reveals that EG is, in general, a more citizen-focused and public-private version of government. On the other hand, E-governance can evolve into participatory governance if it is well supported by the appropriate principles, objectives, programs, and architectures steered by EG. This new paradigm of EG, which reflects the basic principles of E-governance, has emerged and been demanded through the evolution and application of modern information and communication technology (ICT) in the public administration system.

Keywords: e-Government, e-Governance, Information and Communication Technology Citizen-Centric Service, Good Governance, Purpose and Objective of e-Government

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp.129-136. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 600.631KB).

Mahmud A. Shareef

Student, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Mahmud A. Shareef is currently a PhD student in Management in Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. He has a background in both engineering and management. His research interest is focused on quality management of e-commerce and e-government. His research has been published in numerous conference proceedings and international journals that include two Best Paper Awards.

Dr. Uma Kumar

Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Vinod Kumar

Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada


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