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JSW 2009 Vol.4(6): 584-590 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.6.584-590

Factors Influencing the Adoption of E-government Services

Suha AlAwadhi1, Anne Morris2
1Kuwait University/Library & Information Science Department, Kuwait, Kuwait
2Loughborough University/Department of Information Science, Loughborough, United Kingdom

Abstract—E-government initiatives are in their infancy in many developing countries. The success of these initiatives is dependent on government support as well as citizens’ adoption of e-government services. This research identified the attitudes and perceptions of the citizens of Kuwait, a developing country, towards the adoption of e-government services. Based on previous research exploring the determinants of the adoption of e-government services using an amended version of the UTAUT model, the study reported here investigates the factors that influence the take-up of such services. These factors are related to usefulness, ease of use, reforming bureaucracy, cultural and social influences, technology issues and lack of awareness. Conclusions and implication for decision makers are also considered in this paper.

Index Terms—e-government, adoption, services, UTAUT, perceptions, attitudes, Kuwait

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Cite: Suha AlAwadhi, Anne Morris, "Factors Influencing the Adoption of E-government Services," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 584-590, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly 
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
Abstracting/ Indexing: DBLP, EBSCO, CNKIGoogle Scholar, ProQuest, INSPEC(IET), ULRICH's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, etc
E-mail: jsw@iap.org
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