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E‐government maturity model using the capability maturity model integration

Dong‐Young Kim (Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Gerald Grant (Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Journal of Systems and Information Technology

ISSN: 1328-7265

Article publication date: 17 August 2010




The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for assessing the maturity level of electronic government (e‐government).


The conceptual framework is based on two models: the intellectual capital (IC) management and the capability maturity model integration (CMMI).


The framework is composed of four input areas (human capital, structural capital, relational capital, and IT investment) and five maturity stages (web presence, interaction, transaction, integration, and continuous improvement). These areas are assessed by using the IC management model and the CMMI model. Employing the IC management process enables not only practitioners to effectively manage resources, but also auditors to more objectively assess the input area. Using the CMMI model allows governments to conduct process‐based assessments.


The paper contributes to the literature and practice in the following ways. First, it outlines how to define and assess key attributes of e‐government activities. It can help governments to enhance the awareness and understanding of maturity levels of e‐government. Second, this research expands the scope of current studies on a maturity model by providing a balanced view between input factors (resources) and results (maturity stages). For practitioners, assessing the input factors enables them to realize how to prioritize strategies and resources. For academics, this attempt sheds light on the concepts of IC in e‐government studies. Third, considering the CMMI model will be helpful to conduct an objective and useful assessment. On the basis of a matrix for assessing maturity levels, governments can conduct self‐assessment and establish stable and mature implementation processes.



Kim, D. and Grant, G. (2010), "E‐government maturity model using the capability maturity model integration", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 230-244.



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