The Difficulties and Possibilities of E-Government: The Case of Jordan

Rifat O. Shannak


The purpose of this paper is to explore the realities of the e-government as well as to examine the challenges and complexities of its implementation in the context of Jordanian society.

A brief analysis of Jordanian published e-government vision and strategy is presented together with a review of relevant literature as related to national and international reports as well as some working papers. A number of interviews and focus groups were carried out and relevant data analyses were performed. Finally, the paper highlights the potential challenges facing the implementation of e-Government and presents a proposal for further empirical research in the form of a comprehensive research project requiring hard data collection through the suggested instruments.

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