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Comparative Analysis of E-Gov Services: An Ontology-Based Approach

  • Aurora Sánchez-Ortiz
  • Arkalgud Ramaprasad
  • Thant Syn
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Abstract

Advances in information technology have motivated governments around the world to use it to improve their services. This initiative to electronify and transform their services has been termed e-Government, e-Governance, and e-Democracy. Built upon our prior work, we extend the ontology of e-Gov to include the quality of service. Next, we map the research on e-Gov services onto the ontology and visualize the current state of the research using the ontological map of monads and the dendrogram of clusters. Finally, we compare the research on e-Gov in different geographical regions—Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. Overall, e-Gov research is selective and scattered; it is also regionally uneven. We conclude the chapter with a discussion on the implications of unbalanced e-Gov research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurora Sánchez-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Arkalgud Ramaprasad
    • 2
  • Thant Syn
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad Católica del NorteAntofagastaChile
  2. 2.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M International UniversityLaredoUSA

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