This chapter is a general introduction to the development and adoption of Electronic-Government or e-government (EG). It addresses the background of EG, its origin and importance, stages of growth, and stakeholders. To be better able to conceptualize the functions, characteristics, and development stages of EG, some related issues, concepts, and paradigms must be understood. This chapter, designed to fill that need, deals with the introductory concepts of EG and related issues. It consists of four sections; section 3 has two sub-sections.

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Hasin, A.A. (Ahsan Akhter), Kumar, V, Kumar, U, & Shareef, M.A. (Mahmud Akhter). (2011). Introduction to electronic government: Development and adoption. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-601-5.ch001