A Structural Equation Model (SEM) of Governing Factors Influencing the Implementation of t-Government
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
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- Alshetewi S
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
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Received Date: October 15, 2015, Accepted Date: January 20, 2016, Published Date: January 25, 2016
Citation: Alshetewi S (2016) A Structural Equation Model (SEM) of Governing Factors Influencing the Implementation of t-Government. J Entrepren Organiz Manag 5:170. doi:10.4172/ 2169-026X.1000170
Copyright: © 2016 Alshetewi S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Governments around the world have invested significant sums of money on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services being provided to their citizens. However, they have not achieved the desired results because of the lack of interoperability between different government entities. Therefore, many governments have started shifting away from the original concept of e-Government towards a much more transformational approach that encompasses the entire relationship between different government departments and users of public services, which can be termed as transformational government (t- Government). In this paper a model is proposed for governing factors that impact the implementation of t- Government such as strategy, leadership, stakeholders, citizen centricity and funding in context of Saudi Arabia. Five constructs are hypothesised to be related to implementation of t-Government. To clarify the relationships among these constructs, a structural equation model (SEM) is utilised to examine the model fit with the five hypotheses. The results show that there are positive and significant relationships among the constructs such as the relationships between strategy and t-Government; the relationships between stakeholders and t-Government; the relationships between leadership and t-Government. This study also showed insignificant relationship between citizens’ centricity and t-Government and also insignificant relationship between funding and t-Government.