E-readiness of public administration in developing countries

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Pinni A building, Paavo Koli auditorium, address: Kanslerinrinne 1.


Doctoral defence of M.Sc. Md Abir Hasan Khan

E-readiness of public administration in developing countries : A case study on Bangladesh public administration

The field of science of the dissertation is Administrative science.

The opponent is docent Jari Kaivo-oja (University of Turku). Professor Jari Stenvall acts as the custos.

The language of the dissertation defence is English.

Governing e-government

E-government is the recent initiative to make public administration effective and efficient. Countries in different part of the world have initiated the applications of e-government to get available benefits from it. Since the application is very expensive for the successful outcomes, countries in Western affluent and other developed areas are sharp ahead than countries situated in developing and underdeveloped world. Therefore, the application is becoming a burden for these poor nations.

Moreover, the nations that have traditional administrative systems, are trying for e-government application where the system and the application contradicts in goals and the outcomes. Traditional administration is vertical in nature and highest authority initiate policies for the execution by it different bodies. Whereas, e-government is based on the horizontal communication system and the implementation process is through the democratic way.

In most cases, it can be said that e-government is nothing beyond e-readiness. In order for the successful e-government application there should have proper plans and strategies for supportive readiness efforts. The strategies should consider the available benefits from the application. Based on the benefits, the readiness plans should contain how infrastructural development could be ensured, how money will be allocated, and which governance system will be followed to carry out the e-government application.

Therefore, e-government is the combination of strategies for readiness in ICTs, compatible governance approach, and an efficient management force for the successful outcomes.

Bangladesh, is a country belonging to the emerging nations in the world, have efforts to achieve benefits from e-government. However, there is sharpen gap between e-government strategies and the country’s readiness plans.


The dissertation is published in the publication series of Acta Universitatis Tamperensis; 2248, Tampere University Press, Tampere 2017. ISBN  978-952-03-0318-1, ISSN 1455-1616. The dissertation is also published in the e-series Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis; 1748, Tampere University Press 2017. ISBN 978-952-03-0319-8, ISSN 1456-954X.

The dissertation can be ordered at: Juvenes e-bookstore or by e-mail: verkkokauppa@juvenesprint.fi


Additional information

Md Abir Hasan Khan, Tel. +358 45 881 8090, mk87698@uta.fi