An Investigation of e-Government Adoption in Bahrain and Evaluate the key Determining Factors for Strategic Advantage

PhD Thesis


Kamali, AMA (2018). An Investigation of e-Government Adoption in Bahrain and Evaluate the key Determining Factors for Strategic Advantage. PhD Thesis London South Bank University School of Engineering
AuthorsKamali, AMA
TypePhD Thesis
Abstract

This study investigated the e-Government initiatives in developing countries and analysed
Bahrain’s government stance through a case study where the e-Government system is
considered as a core strategy. This research therefore sought to address citizens and
expatriates' adoption of e-Government services in Bahrain as one of developing countries,
which has spent millions of dollars to launch the e-Government initiative, in order to meet
the strategic objectives of Bahrain’s government vision 2030.
The study included an empirical study using exploratory method to comprehend how
citizens/expatriates of Bahrain accept the e-Government service, and evaluated the factors
influenced users to adopt this new technology (i.e. e-Service). The research also examined
the two aspects of the e-Government services and their stakeholders, including users and
service providers. Through a descriptive study, this qualitative case study methodology
was conducted via an interview with a key official in the e-Government authority in
Bahrain, and the focus group with four specialists in e-Government systems, to determine
the e-Government’s usability from the implementation aspects. The quantitative method,
on the other hand, was implemented through questionnaires with both citizens and
expatriates to determine the e-Government’s usability from the adoption aspects in
Bahrain.
The extended technology acceptance model (TAM) was used as predictive modelling and a
technique for analysing results of the user survey. The newly developed conceptual model
via a structural analysis indicated that citizens and expatriates in Bahrain are willing to
accept and use the e-Government system, and it is the most determinant methods of
peoples' intention with the system. However, the research indicated there are some issues
related to the trust and cultural constructs that need to be addressed by the government
based on the attitude of citizens and expatriates determined toward Behaviour Intention
(BI) directly, and through the perceived usefulness and ease of use. The research indicated
the common factors influence e-Government's adoption from both demand and supply
aspects in Bahrain, and the best solutions proposed by the respondents.
The conclusion of this study based on the findings comprised of a conceptual framework
that explained why the citizens and expatriates' adoption of e-Government services as the
core strategic enabler to Bahrain's vision 2030.

Year2018
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.18744/PUB.001990
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited16 Mar 2018
Publisher's version
License
CC BY 4.0
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