Upgrading society with smart government: The use of smart services among federal offices of the UAE

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This paper aims to explore the goals and motives of electronic government utilization among the citizens, the motives of their preference as well as the extent of use of these smart applications in the UAE. Also, it investigates the basic element of Smart Government uses within the federal authorities, response times, and recommendations for improving smart government. This study answers the following questions: What is the purpose of creating smart government? What are the users' aims in using smart government and what level of satisfaction do they experience? To augment this research, 450 questionnaires were distributed among federal authorities' users in all 7 emirates in the UAE. In addition, 18 interviews were conducted with managers in the federal government. The users reported high levels of satisfaction using smart government technologies, indicating a high level of usage and trust. The results also show that higher service speed contributes to higher levels of satisfaction. Managers are very optimistic about Smart Government, but some challenges remain, such as the existence of a lack of information or guidelines for using smart government. There is currently no central government department for applying smart government, and no clear vision or philosophies regarding smart government.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationBreakthroughs in Research and Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781522525905
ISBN (Print)1522525890, 9781522525899
Publication statusPublished - Jun 19 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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