E-Government implementation challenges in small countries: The project manager's perspective

Loukas Glyptis, Michael Christofi, Demetris Vrontis, Manlio Del Giudice, Salomi Dimitriou, Panayiota Michael

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    E-Government is a global trend with far-reaching benefits if implemented in the optimal way. All nations, irrespective of whether they are considered developed or developing economies, invest in the development of strategies furthering their e-government agenda. While e-government has attracted extensive interest for over a decade, leading to a maturing field, small European Union (EU) members have some particularities that must be taken into account. This research focuses on the critical success factors of e-government adoption, using the Republic of Cyprus as a case study. These findings show that the financial position of a nation and its e-readiness level, as well as the infrastructure facilities and technological innovations for effective knowledge management and communication, political and legal frameworks, are key factors that influence the level of e-government adoption. Furthermore, organizational and institutional aspects, as well as the socio-cultural characteristics, should not be underestimated, as these factors are crucial barriers to e-government adoption. Finally, the specific country's environmental cognition and consciousness is found to be more influential in this case than what literature on other cases suggest.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number119880
    JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


    • Critical success factors
    • E-government
    • E-projects
    • Knowledge management
    • Project management


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