The Current State of Research on eGovernment in Developing Countries: A Literature Review

  • Fathul Wahid
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7443)


This paper reports a review of literature on eGovernment in the context of developing countries published between 2005 and 2010. The insights emerging from this review may guide researchers in their continued investigation of eGovernment implementation, especially in the context of developing countries. From a review of 108 papers, the study found some substantive changes in the field of eGovernment research. These included increased adoption of interpretive paradigm and increased use of theories in the research. Some future research direction from the methodological perspective were provided: paying more attention to research paradigm and methodology, preserving multiculturalism in eGovernment research, encouraging action research and longitudinal studies, and improving the research quality by grounding it on theories.


eGovernment developing countries literature review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fathul Wahid
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversitas Islam IndonesiaYogyakartaIndonesia

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