IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Local Electronic Government Leadership and Innovation: South Korean Experience


  • Soonhee Kim


What are the key components of e-government leadership and innovation strategy for effective e-government development in local government? Based on an in-depth case study of a local district in South Korea, this study examines how executive leadership creates citizen-centered local government innovation through adopting e-government and building management capacity. The key lesson for e-government leadership gleaned from this study is that the executive leader's capacity to integrate clear e-government vision and goals, effective communication and appropriate management systems is vital to successful e-government innovation. The study shows that employee training and the demonstration of a clear vision of e-government leadership are positively associated with employee motivation. Successful e-government innovation relies on the development of strong management capacity in the areas of IT capacity, human resource management capacity, and IT education for citizens. Lessons and implications of the study for effective e-government leadership and innovation are presented.

Suggested Citation

  • Soonhee Kim, 2008. "Local Electronic Government Leadership and Innovation: South Korean Experience," Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(2), pages 165-192, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:rapaxx:v:30:y:2008:i:2:p:165-192
    DOI: 10.1080/23276665.2008.10779349

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Tina George Karippacheril & Soonhee Kim & Robert P. Jr. Beschel & Changyong Choi, 2016. "Bringing Government into the 21st Century," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 24579, January.
    2. Joseph J. Capuno, 2010. "Leadership and Innovation under Decentralization : A Case Study of Selected Local Governments in the Philippines," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 201010, University of the Philippines School of Economics.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:rapaxx:v:30:y:2008:i:2:p:165-192. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Chris Longhurst). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.