IJIMT 2016 Vol.7(3): 111-114 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2016.7.3.655

Global Competitiveness Improvement: E-Government as a Tool

Emad A. Abu-Shanab
Abstract— The major objective of this study is to know if the development in e-government will support the global competitiveness of a country. This study utilized two famous indices for this purpose: the first is the United Nations’ e-government readiness index (UN-EGRI) and the second is the global competitiveness index (GCI) published by the World Economic Forum. An association was estimated between the sub-dimensions of the UN-EGRI and the GCI. Results supported our premise with a highly significant correlation between the two indices and a significant correlation between all e-government sub-dimensions and the GCI. Finally, only the ICT infrastructure and the web index significantly predicted the GCI, and the human capital and participation did not. This study is the first to compare the two metrics (UN-EGRI & GCI) and to link the competitiveness measure to e-government development on a global scale. Conclusions are stated at the end.

Index Terms— Global competiveness, e-government, archival data, GCI.

Emad A. Abu-Shanab is with the Yarmouk University, Jordan (e-mail: abushanab@yu.edu.jo).

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Cite: Emad A. Abu-Shanab, " Global Competitiveness Improvement: E-Government as a Tool," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 111-114, 2016.

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