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Subject: RE: [tgf] FYI Research (FW: [egov4dev] Analysing e-GovernmentFailure: New Online Paper Compares Different Approaches)

John, Colin
I guess I sit somewhere between the two of you.  I think the subject area - which are the factors that often lead e-government programmes or projects to fail? - is extremly relevant to the TGF.  However, I didn't think the paper itself added much to the debate.  It does a reasonable job of summarising the research and literature in this area, but then most of the focus is on categorising these into a taxonomy of different research approaches.  I think our approach in the TGF needs to be much less academic and more practitioner-focused - setting out a pragmatic set of principles and checklist of critical success factors which governments can use in order to "build in success".
Our own initial stab at this is set out in the Critical Success Factor checklist in the CS Transform white paper that we have thrown into the TGF mix.  That checklist draws on a lot of the research surveyed in the Manchester paper, but tries to draw it together into an actionable framework. 

Chris Parker

Managing Partner, CS Transform Ltd, +44 7951 754 060


From: John Borras [mailto:johnaborras@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: 15 November 2010 08:55
To: 'Colin Wallis'
Cc: tgf@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [tgf] FYI Research (FW: [egov4dev] Analysing e-Government Failure: New Online Paper Compares Different Approaches)



I don’t think there’s anything in this for the TGF TC.   It’s probably a very good paper for its purpose but doesn’t contribute anything for our proposed TG Framework IMO.




From: Colin Wallis [mailto:Colin.Wallis@dia.govt.nz]
Sent: 14 November 2010 22:57
To: tgf@lists.oasis-open.org; 'egov-ms@lists.oasis-open.org'
Subject: [tgf] FYI Research (FW: [egov4dev] Analysing e-Government Failure: New Online Paper Compares Different Approaches)


Greetings all


This from a Yahoo Group list I subscribe to.


Richard Heeks is a regular, if not frequent, contributor there.


This Yahoo group list is fairly quiet but I find useful as it comprises a number of Asia Pacific located folks (e.g. Sri Lanka), that are not members of eGov OASIS.


I haven't read this in detail but on a quick skim I saw some things that would resonate with this group.  





From: Colin Wallis [mailto:colin_wallis@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, 15 November 2010 11:04 a.m.
To: Colin Wallis
Subject: FW: [egov4dev] Analysing e-Government Failure: New Online Paper Compares Different Approaches


To: egov4dev@yahoogroups.com
From: richard.heeks@manchester.ac.uk
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:54:44 +0000
Subject: [egov4dev] Analysing e-Government Failure: New Online Paper Compares Different Approaches


A new paper in the i-Government Working Paper series is available at: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/igovernment/index.htm

It compares factoral, systems and interpretive approaches to the analysis of e-government project failure. It identifies the different conceptual, methodological and epistemological foundations of each approach, and illustrates approach selection adopted in one research case study.

The paper has a linked educators' guide to facilitate its use for postgraduate and researcher training.

Richard Heeks
Director, Centre for Development Informatics
University of Manchester, UK

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