Adoption and use of E-Government services: The case of Romania

S. E. Colesca, L. Dobrica

Abstract


National governments have been makeing significant attempts to make theirits services and information available on the Internet. However, the success of these efforts depends, to a great extent, on how well the targeted users for such services, citizens in general, make use of them. For this reason, the purpose of the presented study was to identify what factors could affect the citizens' adoption of e-government services, analyzing the case of Romania. According to the UN e-government survey conducted in 2008, Romania comes under mid range countries by utilization of e-government (percent of utilization 37%). Romania’s national portal www.e-guvernare.ro aims at progressively making all services and information accessible through the portal. The study is an extension of the Technology Acceptance Model. The proposed model was validated using data collected from 481 citizens. The results provided substantial support for most all proposed hypotheses and showed the significance of the extended constructs.

Keywords


e government; citizen’s adoption; Technology Acceptance Model

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