An Analysis of the Indexes Effective on the Establishment of Electronic City in Metropolitans (Case Study: Metropolitan Tabriz, Iran)

Rasoul Babanasab, Asghar Zarabi, Masoud Taghvaei


The current study aims at investigating the indexes effective on the establishment of electronic city (E-city) in the Metropolitan Tabriz. Research type is applied-developmental and dominant approach is descriptive-analytical. To collect data, field and documentary research have been made us of. Based on those procedures, data has been gathered from among specialists of ICT and urban issues working in different organizations of Tabriz through 45 questionnaires. Then, data has been analyzed using SPSS and valuation of variables through Likert Spectrum.

Findings reveal that, in the opinion of the specialists, among 7 indexes studied effective on the establishment of E-cities, management index is on average-to-low level. Total evaluation of indexes using One-Sample T-Test indicates while those indexes are available for the implementation of E-city in the Metropolitan Tabriz, it is possible, to some extent, that citizens perform electronic activities and organizations present electronic services regarding available infrastructures in order to move toward full electronic city. Also, there is significant relationship between the indexes and factors paving the way for the establishment of E-city. And, improving those indexes makes electronic Tabriz more possible in such a manner that management indexes, with correlation coefficient of 0.674, are the most effective ones among the indexes. Therefore, the first priority in making the metropolitan Tabriz electronic city is the serious attention paid by managers and authorities to new technologies in urban planning, coordination among organizations for decision making and specification of incumbents in implementing E-city.

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