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IJIET 2013 Vol.3(3): 319-324 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.289

Identifying the Factors Influencing the Development of eGovernment in Saudi Arabia: The Employment of Grounded Theory Techniques

O. Alfarraj, T. Alhussain, and A. Abugabah

Abstract—The implementation of eGovernment across countries is rapidly increasing. However, with this increase in the development of eGovernment projects especially in developing countries such as Saudi Arabia, there are still some difficulties facing the proper development of eGovernment. This paper aims to explore how eGovernment implementation and development can be understood in the context of Saudi Arabia based on the developers’ perspectives. An attempt is made to identify the factors influencing the development of eGovernment and contribute to cause the delay of its initiatives at government organisations in Saudi Arabia. To achieve the aim, an unstructured interview within a qualitative approach was adopted in this study. Grounded theory techniques based on Strauss and Corbin approach (1990) were employed in this study in order to analyze the collected data.

Index Terms—eGovernment, implementation and development, Saudi Arabia.

O. Alfarraj is with Griffith University (ICT School), Australia (e-mail: o.alfarraj@griffith.edu.au).
T. Alhussain is with Department of Computer Science at the University of King Faisal, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: talhussain@kfu.edu.sa).
A. Abugabah is with the American University in the Emirates, Dubai. (e-mail: ahed.abugabah@aue.ae).


Cite:O. Alfarraj, T. Alhussain, and A. Abugabah, "Identifying the Factors Influencing the Development of eGovernment in Saudi Arabia: The Employment of Grounded Theory Techniques," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 319-324, 2013.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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