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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 1)
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E-Governance: An Endless ES to the Same End a Field Survey in the University Community in Bahrain

Nail AHK Awamleh
Corresponding Author:  Nail AHK Awamleh 

Key words:  Applications, Arab countries, e-government, digital service delivery, e-services, technological transformation,
Vol. 3 , (1): 40-49
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2011 January, 15 2011 February, 14 2011 February, 15
Abstract:

This study aims to improve understanding and effective application of e-government. The study provides concise review of the conceptual background of e-government and its practical experience in selected Arab countries. A field survey on e-government applications has been conducted in a sample of respondents in Bahrain university community. Major findings of this study are: (1) Vast majority of respondents (88%) use internet at both home and workplace. (2) Most respondents (54%) have learned to use internet by personal practice and experience while (34%) of them have gotten IT education or training. (3) Most respondents (96%) use internet for Email and other personal purposes. (4) Respondents mostly use Google, Yahoo, and MSN search engines in order. (5) Respondents gave significant importance for seven barriers to internet usage including networking, technical, time, financial, personal, control and security problems in order. (6) Respondents suggested some measures to improve internet usage including faster and reliable internet services, better technical solutions, cost reduction, training and education, improved internet security and less government control. The study recommended more research, conferences and exchange of practical experiences at all international, regional and local levels. It also recommends step-wise applications of e-government, top leadership commitment, sufficient funding, improved IT education and citizenry involvement.
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Nail AHK Awamleh, 2011. E-Governance: An Endless ES to the Same End a Field Survey in the University Community in Bahrain.  Asian Journal of Business Management, 3(1): 40-49.
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