Contrasting approaches of the adoption of e-government: the UK and the Netherlands

Steve Flowers, Puay Tang, Jordi Molas-Gallart, Andrew Davies

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This paper examines how e-Government was developed and implemented in two countries: the UK and the Netherlands. Drawing on a variety of documentary sources and extensive interview data the paper contrasts the differences in realizing the vision of e-Government between the two countries. The approaches to the realization of e-Government within each country are examined in detail, with the strengths and weaknesses of each approach identified. Based on this a mixed model for the implementation of e-Government is proposed and implications for e-Government policy are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-84
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of E-Government
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Implementation
  • Policy
  • Convergence
  • Innovation


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