Does managerial orientation matter? the adoption of reinventing government and e-government at the municipal level

M. Jae Moon, Donald F. Norris

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This paper explores the effect of managerial innovativeness in municipal government on the adoption of e-government, and it examines the association between the adoption of e-government and its outcome. The authors posit an exploratory model: The first part of the model shows how adoption of municipal e-government is determined by managerial innovativeness orientation, government capacity and institutional characteristics such as city size and government type. The second part suggests how e-government outcomes are associated with the adoption of e-government, government capacity and institutional characteristics. Analysing two different survey data sets of American municipal reinvention and e-government, this study finds that managerial innovativeness orientation and city size are the most compelling determinants of municipal e-government adoption. Different levels of e-government adoption may yield different outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-60
Number of pages18
JournalInformation Systems Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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