User acceptance of m-government services in Saudi Arabia: an SEM approach

Sultan Refa D Alotaibi, Dmitri Roussinov

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Abstract

In spite of many benefits normally attributed to the use of e-government and its more recent variety mobile- (m-) government, there are still many obstacles reported facing the adoption of both, especially in developing countries. We explore the situation in one of them, namely Saudi Arabia, aiming to study factors affecting citizens' adoption of m-government. We tailor a new conceptual model for m-government adoption by citizens based on Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and specifically consider important factors such as perceived service quality, perceived trust, user satisfaction and perceived mobility. We also tailor measuring those factors to account for the specifics of the new mobile aspect in the existing theories and carry out a large scale survey (695 analysed respondents from King Saud University and Immam Muhammed Bin Saud University) followed by quantitative analysis involving structural equation modelling. Our results support most of the anticipated relationships between the factors and adoption, and will help policy makers and developers of e-government systems to increase citizen's adoption.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 21 Mar 2017
Event17th European Conference on Digital Government - Military Academy, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jun 201713 Jun 2017
Conference number: 17

Conference

Conference17th European Conference on Digital Government
Abbreviated titleECDG
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period12/06/1713/06/17

Keywords

  • e-government
  • m-government
  • acceptance
  • model

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    Alotaibi, S. R. D., & Roussinov, D. (Accepted/In press). User acceptance of m-government services in Saudi Arabia: an SEM approach. Paper presented at 17th European Conference on Digital Government, Lisbon, Portugal.