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Enhancing ICT infrastructure in public services: Factors influencing mobile government (m-government) adoption in India

Stuti Saxena (Department of Political Science, Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, India)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 13 November 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors which influence mobile government (m-government) services adoption in India.

Design/methodology/approach

Adoption behavior of m-government services by 311 respondents is probed by using a multiple set of constructs drawn from technology acceptance model (TAM), unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT), theory of planned behavior (TPB) and hierarchical regression analysis. Specifically, eight hypotheses were tested around constructs like Perceived Usefulness (PU), Perceived Ease of Use (EOU), Compatibility (COM), Trust (T), Influence (I), Self-Efficacy (SE), Facilitating Conditions (FC), Attitude (ATT) and Behavioral Intention to Adopt m-government services (BI).

Findings

Results show that PU, EOU, T and ATT were found to have significant influence on the adoption of m-government services. Furthermore, demographic variables (age, marital status, occupation, educational qualification and frequency of using m-government services) were not found to be significant predictors for the adoption of m-government services in India.

Originality/value

While most of the technology adoption studies are focused on commercial activities, studies on internet interfaces vis-à-vis the public services are limited to investigation of e-government services. Besides, there are more studies contextualized in the developed countries as compared to developing countries. Academic research on m-government adoption is scant and the present paper is a significant contribution in the Indian context.

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Citation

Saxena, S. (2017), "Enhancing ICT infrastructure in public services: Factors influencing mobile government (m-government) adoption in India", The Bottom Line, Vol. 30 No. 4, pp. 279-296. https://doi.org/10.1108/BL-08-2017-0017

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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