"Integrated" and "transcendent" e-government: keys for analyzing organizational structure and governance

  title={"Integrated" and "transcendent" e-government: keys for analyzing organizational structure and governance},
  author={Beat Estermann and Reinhard Riedl and Alessia C. Neuroni},
As e-government enters the "transformation" phase, public authorities face major challenges in terms of governance and leadership. The present article consolidates prior research related to organizational structure and governance, and provides an analytical framework intended to guide empirical enquiry and to orient action. We argue that our understanding is enhanced by distinguishing an "integration" stage and a "transcendence" stage of e-government maturity. While the former is accompanied by… 

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