E-government is a promising technological innovation to improve government performance in developing countries. The potential benefits of e-government include less corruption, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and cost reduction. However, most e-government projects failed because of its complexity and its inherent political process. Meanwhile as young fields e-government lacks a strong body of well-developed theory. To cope with this theoretical immaturity, many researches adopt theory from other fields. This proposal briefly describes a study to use Actor Network Theory (ANT) to evaluate the design and implementation of e-government in developing countries. ANT was chosen for its rich vocabulary and its comprehensive framework in representing the nature and complexity of e-government as information systems. Using interpretive approach, the study aims to evaluate whether ANT perspective significantly produces both practical and theoretical insight to the design and implementation of e-government.
Priyatma, Johanes Eka, "EVALUATING THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF E-GOVERNMENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES USING ACTOR NETWORK THEORY" (2008). PACIS 2008 Proceedings. 266.