Structurational analysis of e-government initiatives: a case study of SCO

Paul Raj Devadoss, Shan L. Pan, Jimmy C. Huang

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Governments are eagerly looking toward a digital future, but their view is obstructed by the challenges they face in modernizing such vast enterprises. This case study discusses how a government agency developed and implemented an e-procurement system. In particular, the study findings suggest that in the initial stage of any e-government projects, having a tele-cooperation perspective would be useful as it provides a holistic view, focussing on the support of computer-mediated cooperation in a comprehensive sense. We analyse the data using a structurational model, to identify issues in developing this initiative, and construct a framework to analyse future e-government initiatives. We hope to provide a foundation for further discussions on this increasingly important area of research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-269
Number of pages17
JournalDecision Support Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2003


  • e-government
  • G2B e-commerce practice
  • e-Procurement systems
  • Case study


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