Political and Legal Factors affecting Electronic Government in Kurdistan

Political and Legal Factors affecting Electronic Government in Kurdistan ( Vol-4,Issue-1,January - February 2019 )

Author: Saman Taha Hamad

eecjournal doi crossrefDOI: 10.22161/eec.4.1.1

Keyword: Regulations and standard, Transparency of government, Employment law, Political commitment .

Abstract: Legal factors affecting electronic government include all regulatory and law determinants that can negatively or positively affect results of market actions and decisions of management of company functioning in particular country. Electronic government (e-Government) in its simplest form can mean using information and communication technology (ICT) tools to provide services to citizens. Still with the huge benefits and synergies that e-Government grants to governments and societies, it faces many obstacles and challenges. Therefore, there are always a number of critical success factors and risks associated with e-Government. The aim of this study is to analyze the critical political and legal factors effecting on the implementation of implementing electronic government in Kurdistan. The study adopted six political and legal factors to measure the influence on implementing electronic government, these factors were; transparency of government, power distance indicator, regulations and standard, employment law, political commitment, and privacy. By using quantitative research method via applying a structure survey for the citizens in Kurdistan region of Iraq, however the findings showed that transparency of government will have significant and positive influence on implementing electronic government, power distance indicator will have significant and positive influence on implementing electronic government, regulations and standard will have significant and positive influence on implementing electronic government, employment law will have significant and positive influence on implementing electronic government and political commitment will have significant and positive influence on implementing electronic government.

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