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Factors of Local E-Government Development in Poland: The Case of the Poznań Agglomeration

Robert Perdał
Published Online: 2016-06-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/quageo-2016-0020


This paper seeks to analyse factors of e-government development at the local government level in Poland. The analysis proceeded in three stages. In the first, a survey of the literature on the subject was made and a model of factors of e-government development was constructed. In the second, the factors distinguished were operationalised: indicators representing them were constructed. The third stage involved an empirical verification of the model using partial correlation and multiple regression methods; significant factors of e-government development were distinguished at the local government level. The analysis was conducted for a group of 18 communes making up the Poznań agglomeration. It was demonstrated that significant factors of local e-government development in Poland included the level of socio-economic development, inhabitants’ access to ICT, their attitudes and skills, the size of administrative units, attitudes of local authorities and leaders, a vision and a strategy of e-government development, human resources in offices, and the financial situation of a commune.

Keywords: local e-government; development factors; public e-services; Poznań agglomeration; Poland


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Received: 2016-01-22

Revised: 2016-04-28

Published Online: 2016-06-15

Published in Print: 2016-06-01

Citation Information: Quaestiones Geographicae, Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 115–129, ISSN (Online) 2081-6383, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/quageo-2016-0020.

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