Most past studies have analyzed the development and impact of e-Government and e-Business in a nation separately from each other. In contrast to these studies, we analyze the development and impact of e-Government and e-Business together from a global perspective. Using secondary data from 113 countries and the Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) and IT impact literature as the guiding theoretical lenses, we examine the facilitators of e-Government and e- Business development, the relationship between e-Government and e-Business, and their impact on national business competitiveness. Our research highlights the importance of national ICT infrastructure for the development of both e-Government and e-Business. The quality of national human capital emerges as an important factor for the development of e-Government but not for e- Business, whereas national environment (institutional and macro-economic) appears to be an important facilitator for e-Business but not for e-Government. Our analysis reveals the significant role played by e-Business in enhancing the business competitiveness of nations. Further, analysis brings forth the important role of e-Business for realizing the benefits of e-Government in improving national business competitiveness. Through this research, we highlight the importance of considering e-Government and e-Business together rather than analyzing them in silos. We make some important contributions and offer implications for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.
Srivastava, Shirish C. and Teo, Thompson, "Determinants and Impact of e-Government and e-Business Development: A Global Perspective" (2006). ICIS 2006 Proceedings. 32.