Electronic government: rethinking channel management strategies

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Ebbers, W.E. and Pieterson, W.J. and Noordman, H.N. (2008) Electronic government: rethinking channel management strategies. Government Information Quarterly, 25 (2). pp. 181-201. ISSN 0740-624X

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Abstract:This article explores how an alternative multichannel management strategy can improve the way governments and citizens interact. Improvement is necessary because, based on empirical data from various sources, the conclusion can be drawn that there is a gap between the communication channels governments prefer and those that citizens prefer. Governments may be too much guided by rational arguments like the cost efficiency of channels while citizens may choose channels depending on, e.g., task characteristics, personal characteristics or situational factors. In order to close the existing gap and to increase understanding about how different channel types may be positioned in multichannel management, this article proposes an alternative multichannel management strategy that takes both the citizen’s and the government’s perspective into account. This strategy is based on differences in channel types and channel modes via which governments and citizens interact.
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Copyright:© 2008 Elsevier
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/78426
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2006.11.003
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