Analysing e-government maturity models

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This paper aims at assessing the current e-government maturity models to identify their strengths and limitations. In doing so, a systematic literature review has been used to examine the existing e-government maturity models during the period 2000-2021. Our analysis indicates that despite the fact that e-government-maturity models provide potentially useful tools for e-government evaluation, there are significant differences across the existing e-government-maturity models in terms of the number of stages, what users can do at progressive stages, and particular perspectives underscored at specific stages. However, the shift from 'stage-based maturity models' to 'dimensional-based maturity models' is clearly observed. The new wave of e-government maturity models (2012 onward) sees e-government as a path for pursuing digital, resilience, equal, and inclusive societies rather than only as a mechanism to deliver e-services. Additionally, the existing e-government maturity models reached their possibilities to demonstrate the advanced maturity levels of e-government such as smart government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalElectronic Government
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • e-government
  • e-services
  • maturity models
  • maturity stages
  • smart government

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Computer Science Applications


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