Title

Social networks, cultural orientations and e-government adoption behavior: A Fijian study

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

10.3233/IP-170068

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

27669

Comments

Originally published as:

Zhao, F., Naidu, S., Singh, G., Sewak, A., Chand, A., & Karan, M. Social networks, cultural orientations and e-government adoption behavior: A Fijian study. Information Polity, 23(4), 411-427.

Original article available here.

Abstract

Research demonstrates that social networks have an intrinsic relationship with culture. However, very limited research – theoretical or empirical – has examined how social networks, along with cultural orientations, influence e-government adoption. In this paper we seek to address the gap. Based on social network theory, as well as the culture models of Hofstede (2001) and House et al. (2004), we develop a research model to study the relationships between social networks, cultural orientations and e-government adoption behavior. We then test the model empirically by means of a survey in Fiji where community-based social networks are an integral part of people’s lives. Our results demonstrate in detail how social networks and cultural orientations influence e-government adoption. The theoretical and practical implications of the study are discussed.

DOI

10.3233/IP-170068

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