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E-Government: A Curse or an Opportunity for Posts?

  • Blandine Eggrickx
  • Olaf Klargaard
  • Marine LefortEmail author
  • Philippe Régnard
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Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy book series (TREP)

Abstract

Worldwide a lot of countries have been engaged in e-government but investments in e-government policies differs among countries. Nevertheless it is possible to identify leader countries and key factors of success in implementing e-government policies. The establishment of e-governments can appear to be detrimental for postal operators. Indeed, these policies imply digitalisation of some administration processes which are harmful to traditional mail activities. However, this article shows that postal operators are playing an active role in the success of e-government policies by widening public access to internet and favouring digital literacy, or by providing digital tools allowing a wide and secure use of e-government procedures and by supporting Governments ‘ambitions. Consequently it seems that e-government is an opportunity for them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Blandine Eggrickx
    • 1
  • Olaf Klargaard
    • 2
  • Marine Lefort
    • 3
    Email author
  • Philippe Régnard
    • 4
  1. 1.In charge of European AffairsEuropean and International Relations Division – Groupe La PosteParisFrance
  2. 2.Director of Innovation, GeoPost/DPDGroup – Groupe La PosteParisFrance
  3. 3.Economist in the department ‘Doctrine et Modélisation’Direction of Institutional Affairs and Regulation – Groupe La PosteParisFrance
  4. 4.Head of Public Affairs, Digital Division – Groupe La PosteParisFrance

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