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Adoption of e-government in three Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico


  • Lau, T.Y.
  • Aboulhoson, Mira
  • Lin, Carolyn
  • Atkin, David J.


This paper discusses the adoption of e-government in three Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. The study first presents a conceptual framework to examine the development and services of e-government, which is applied to assess its adoption in these leading Latin American economies. Study findings can shed some light on each nation as a model for successful development as well as the implementation of e-government in a non-industrialized, developing nation. The analysis also seeks to fill a void in the study of e-government in less developed nations, most of which are trying to catch up with their developed counterparts in this crucial aspect of digital governmental development.

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  • Lau, T.Y. & Aboulhoson, Mira & Lin, Carolyn & Atkin, David J., 2008. "Adoption of e-government in three Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 88-100, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:32:y:2008:i:2:p:88-100

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    1. Yamakawa, Peter & Cadillo, Gloria & Tornero, Rubén, 2012. "Critical factors for the expansion of broadband in developing countries: The case of Peru," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(7), pages 560-570.
    2. Elbahnasawy, Nasr G., 2014. "E-Government, Internet Adoption, and Corruption: An Empirical Investigation," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 114-126.
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