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An empirical investigation of the relationship between e-government development and the digital economy: the case of Asian countries

Mohammad Afshar Ali (Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia)
Md. Rakibul Hoque (Department of Management Information Systems, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Khorshed Alam (Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 27 February 2018

Issue publication date: 15 June 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to investigate and comprehend the nature of the relationship between e-government development and the digital economy.

Design/methodology/approach

A multidimensional research paradigm is developed on the basis of the technology adoption model and Fountain’s technology enactment theory. The model is empirically examined using a regional study of 20 Asian countries.

Findings

A positive two-way relationship between e-government development and the digital economy has been indicated by the findings. Moreover, along with social, economic, political, technological and demographic factors, certain national cultural characteristics have significant effects on the digital economy and e-government development.

Research limitations/implications

One of the key limitations of the study is that it is based on publicly available secondary data. Therefore, some degree of caution should be kept in mind when making generalisations about the findings of this study.

Originality/value

The contribution of this study is that it provides a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of the dynamic association between e-government development and the digital economy by providing aid to policymakers in understanding the nature of dynamic relationships between the digital economy, government organisations and citizens’ adoption of technologies.

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Citation

Ali, M.A., Hoque, M.R. and Alam, K. (2018), "An empirical investigation of the relationship between e-government development and the digital economy: the case of Asian countries", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 22 No. 5, pp. 1176-1200. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-10-2017-0477

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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