Organizational Culture and Technology Use in a Developing Country: An Empirical Study

Subhasish Dasgupta, Babita Gupta

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In recent years, growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web has had an impact on the way local, state and national governments work. Use of information electronically in government, popularly known as e-government, is on the rise. E-government is described as the use of technology to enhance the access to, and delivery of, government services to benefit citizens, business partners and employees (Turban, King, Lee, Warkentin, & Chung, 2002). Digital government or e-government, often used interchangeably, is not just putting public services on line – it is about government harnessing information technology in order to remain relevant in a more interactive and more informational era (Tapscott & Agnew, 1999). E-governance in broader perspective encompasses all the key factors in governance – better delivery of government services to citizens, improved interactions with business and industry, employee and citizen empowerment through access to information, and more efficient management, i.e., the use of Internet infrastructure to transform delivery of government services. Four perspectives are used to understand e-government initiatives: e-business perspective to understand how the information and communication technologies are used to increase government services offered; end user i.e. citizen perspective; understanding employees’ contributions to facilitate e-government processes (knowledge perspective); and process perspective to understand how government service delivery can be made more efficient (Devadoss, Pan, & Huang, 2002).

Original languageAmerican English
JournalDefault journal
StatePublished - Dec 10 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • India
  • Organizational Culture
  • Technology Use

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