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E-Government: A Curse or an Opportunity for Posts?

In: New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector


  • Blandine Eggrickx

    (European and International Relations Division – Groupe La Poste)

  • Olaf Klargaard

    (Director of Innovation, GeoPost/DPDGroup – Groupe La Poste)

  • Marine Lefort

    (Direction of Institutional Affairs and Regulation – Groupe La Poste)

  • Philippe Régnard

    (Head of Public Affairs, Digital Division – Groupe La Poste)


Worldwide a lot of countries have been engaged in e-government but investments in e-government policies differs among countries. Nevertheless it is possible to identify leader countries and key factors of success in implementing e-government policies. The establishment of e-governments can appear to be detrimental for postal operators. Indeed, these policies imply digitalisation of some administration processes which are harmful to traditional mail activities. However, this article shows that postal operators are playing an active role in the success of e-government policies by widening public access to internet and favouring digital literacy, or by providing digital tools allowing a wide and secure use of e-government procedures and by supporting Governments ‘ambitions. Consequently it seems that e-government is an opportunity for them.

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  • Blandine Eggrickx & Olaf Klargaard & Marine Lefort & Philippe Régnard, 2018. "E-Government: A Curse or an Opportunity for Posts?," Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy, in: Pier Luigi Parcu & Timothy J. Brennan & Victor Glass (ed.), New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector, pages 235-249, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:topchp:978-3-030-02937-1_18
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-02937-1_18

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