Towards “Smart Governance” Through a Multidisciplinary Approach to E-government Integration, Interoperability and Information Sharing: A Case of the LMIP Project in South Africa

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10428)


The integration and interoperability of e-government systems, and information sharing is essential in transforming governments to “smart governments” that deliver services to enhance the socio- economic inclusion and the quality of life of its citizens. The aim of this doctoral study is to understand institutional barriers to e-government integration, interoperability and information sharing preventing governments from transforming to smart governments. The study is an interpretive case study, using South Africa as a unique case of a developing country which has adopted the “smart” agenda. Findings will contribute to theory through advancing knowledge in the new research area of smart government as well as contributing to practice through generating applicable knowledge on digital transformation in the public sector.


Smart government Smart governance Integration Interoperability Institutional theory E-government 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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