Comparative study on local e-Government. Romania and Turkey

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Comparative study on local e-Government. Romania and Turkey

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Title: Comparative study on local e-Government. Romania and Turkey
Author: Vrabie, Cătălin Ioan; Öktem, Kemal M.
Abstract: This paper is designed as a comparative studybetween Romania and Turkey on certain aspects of local electronic governmentelements of several localities of those 2 countries. The differences betweenthe countries considered in this study are not neglected, starting with culture(organizational, but not only) and ending with economic aspects. In the paperwe will present: the IT framework in which public administration operates (withfeatures on each country); macroeconomic issues with direct impact on thedevelopment of e-government - where we present financial information on investmentsin IT sector in both countries; and the municipal web sites analysis of thecountries – were we try to find, using a predefined scale, common elements anddifferences that arise when we look at the development of the locale-government. Objectives: We willfind out why Internet users in Turkey visit and interact more frequently withthe Local Administration Web Site than those in Romania. The intention is tobuild the architecture of a Web site designed to provide good interaction tocitizens. Approach: This paper is anin-depth analysis of official web sites of town halls. We used a predefinedscale taken from similar studies, but adapted to extract relevant elements. Fora more accurate study we compared cities were the difference (in terms offinance and inhabitants) is not too big. Results:As a result we will find out why Internet users in Turkey visit and interactmore frequently with the Local Administration Web Site than those in Romania.The Value of this article is thecomparative study itself, by this, we may start developing better Web sites,dedicated to the use of citizens.
Description: EIRP Proceedings: International Conference on European Integration – Realities and Perspectives
URI: http://www.apas.admpubl.snspa.ro/handle/2010/494
Date: 2013


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