E-Infrastuctures and E-Services for Developing Countries. Second International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, November 25-26, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

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Egypt Local Government Websites Maturity: Current Status

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23828-4_10,
        author={Hisham Abdelsalam and Hatem ElKadi and Sara Gamal},
        title={Egypt Local Government Websites Maturity: Current Status},
        proceedings={E-Infrastuctures and E-Services for Developing Countries. Second International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, November 25-26, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Egypt local e-government Quirk model maturity content analysis MeGAP},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23828-4_10}
    }
    
  • Hisham Abdelsalam
    Hatem ElKadi
    Sara Gamal
    Year: 2012
    Egypt Local Government Websites Maturity: Current Status
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23828-4_10
Hisham Abdelsalam1,*, Hatem ElKadi1,*, Sara Gamal1
  • 1: Cairo University
*Contact email: h.abdelsalam@fci-cu.edu.eg, hkadi@ad.gov.eg

Abstract

This paper investigates the maturity of Egyptian local e-government websites. The paper develops a model that fits a developing country context and is based on Quirk’s Maturity Model and the Municipal e-Government Assessment Project (MeGAP) Model. The model is used to carry out a detailed content analysis of 22 governorates’ web sites in Egypt. The results show a significant variability in websites’ maturity in various spaces of the model. Information features have proved to be dominating, while features related to e-service and e-commerce are the least available on the local government websites.