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Logistics and transportation information systems in Turkey: e‐government perspectives

Ömür Y. Saatçioğlu (School of Maritime Business and Management, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey)
Durmuş Ali Deveci (School of Maritime Business and Management, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey)
A. Güldem Cerit (School of Maritime Business and Management, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey)

Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy

ISSN: 1750-6166

Article publication date: 29 May 2009

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to make an overall research on transport applications and discuss the critical success factors of e‐transport applications in Turkey.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on literature review on e‐government applications, this paper builds on theoretical understanding of critical success factors in e‐transport applications.

Findings

Considering the critical success factors in transport related e‐government services in Turkey, increasing logistics and transportation activities, national information system strategy towards the advanced information technology applications, adoption of European Union and international standards, awareness of transport industry about the importance of information technology, new regulations for information technology, priorities in providing financial incentives for information technology based innovation projects are determined as some of the opportunities for the development of information technology in Turkey. In terms of threats, insufficient use of e‐transport services due to security and privacy problems, need for substantial financial resources, fragmented nature of organizational aspects, limited number of information technology providers in transport applications, insufficient amount of R&D and need for substantial financial resources are determined as threats for transport related government services.

Research limitations/implications

This paper is considered only for e‐transport applications in Turkey.

Practical implications

The results can be used to develop policies to increase e‐government adoption.

Originality/value

Critical success factors method addresses the requirements for developing e‐government policies.

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Citation

Saatçioğlu, Ö.Y., Deveci, D.A. and Güldem Cerit, A. (2009), "Logistics and transportation information systems in Turkey: e‐government perspectives", Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 144-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506160910960540

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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