Economics and Value of Information Systems


Various studies indicate that most e-government projects have failed and there is a gap in Information Systems literatureregarding a mechanism to assure their success and sustainability. This is research in-progress that is aimed at developing aframework to assure sustainability of e-government projects. The research will be conducted in Ethiopian context and a casestudy research design will be used. Qualitative methodology will be employed in the study. The ‘Design-Reality gap’ modeland Institutional Theory (INT) will be used as a theoretical framework to conduct this research. In addition to adding a newsustainability framework to the Information Systems literature by uncovering the determinant factors of sustaining thoseprojects and how those determinants are associated to each other, the outcome of this research can be used by policy makersand practitioners as a tool to assess the success and sustainability of the e-government initiatives.