Advances in Electronic Government (e-Government) Adoption Research in SAARC Countries

  • Nripendra P. Rana
  • Yogesh K. DwivediEmail author
  • Sunil Luthra
  • Banita Lal
  • Mohammad Abdallah Ali Alryalat
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10595)


This paper profiles the research activities that have been published on e-government adoption in the context of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. Our analysis includes variables such as the years of publication, journals most often publishing papers on e-government adoption, countries in which the research activity was conducted, the authors most active in the subject area, keywords analysis, methodological analysis, technology and respondents contexts, analysis of theories or models used and analysis of limitations and future research directions extracted from 48 research papers that were extracted from Scopus database using some key terminologies related to e-government, adoption and eight SAARC countries. This is the first study that has comprehensively examined the analysis of e-government adoption literature in these eight countries’ context. The results of this research provide some promising lines of inquiry that have been largely neglected along with those that have received a much larger attention.


Adoption Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan e-Government eGov Digital government India Literature review Maldives Nepal Online government Pakistan SAARC countries Sri Lanka 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nripendra P. Rana
    • 1
  • Yogesh K. Dwivedi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sunil Luthra
    • 2
  • Banita Lal
    • 3
  • Mohammad Abdallah Ali Alryalat
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Management, Emerging Market Research Center (EMaRC)Swansea University Bay CampusSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGovernment Engineering CollegeNilokheriIndia
  3. 3.Nottingham Business SchoolNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK
  4. 4.Faculty of BusinessAl-Balqa’ Applied UniversitySaltJordan

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