A decade of e-government research in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Burke, Mark
dc.coverage.spatial English-language, peer-reviewed articles
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-23T10:55:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-23T10:55:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Burke, M. (2012). A decade of e-government research in Africa. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 12, 2-25. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19703
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19703
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title A decade of e-government research in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
ddi.collmode A review of previous studies (Grönlund, 2004; Heeks & Bailur, 2007; Dwivedi, 2009; Bolívar et al, 2010; and Kraemmergaard & Schlichter, 2011) provided a basis for the development of an initial coding structure to undertake content analysis pertaining to the topics researched, authors, author institutions, main literature used, publication and methods used. Additional codes were developed to supplement the codes used in previous studies. This was done through applying the initial set of codes to 10 randomly selected articles, representing a sample of 20%, and developing additional codes through a grounded approach to meet the requirements of the nine dimensions presented above. Each article was reviewed line by line with a view to identifying items relevant to the nine dimensions. Categories and labels were generated, reviewed and further clustered into categories pertaining to each dimension. The coding structure generated in this way is set out in Annexure A. Once the coding structure had been formulated, an Excel database was developed to capture the results of the content analysis for each article and create the tables used in the analysis of the data. Each article was then reviewed over a two-month period between August and September 2011, applying the coding categories. Frequency tables were then generated for the purposes of analysis
ddi.description a description of e-government research pertaining to Africa, through a process of analysing the content of articles published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings between 2000 and 2010.
ddi.method Literature review The dimensions covered in the exploration relate to: (1) the number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings over this period; (2) the objectives of the research undertaken; (3) when the research was published; (4) collaboration among authors and where they were based at the time of writing the articles; (5) the type of data used in preparation of the article; (6) the methodology used in the research; (7) the maturity of the research undertaken; (8) the unit of analysis used; and (9) the publication outlets. The literature search took place in June 2011, using several terms to search the article title, abstract, keywords and authors’ search fields, as indicated in Table 6. An initial list of 119 records was produced once duplicate articles had been removed. The list was further reduced to 84 articles when items other than refereed journal articles and conference proceedings were removed. A final list of 50 was produced after a review of each abstract for the relevance of the article in respect of covering research on e-government in an African country or in the region.
dataset.nrf.grant https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19703
dataset.nrf.grant https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19703
ddi.timeprd 2000 - 2010
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dc.citation.epage 24


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