PERHAPS A RECIPE FOR CHANGE? - Will e-Voting Have the Desired Effect?

Mark Liptrott

Abstract

This work is a progress report and briefly describes the main findings from the literature review of the research into electronic voting as it identifies factors which affect the decision-making processes of the English local authorities which are offered the opportunity to trial electronic voting. The analysis is based on Rogers’ diffusion of innovations theory framework. A key result found that in a voluntary situation where there is one overarching organization trying to introduce an innovation to an agency organization, Rogers’ diffusion of innovations theory framework requires modification.

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Liptrott M. (2006). PERHAPS A RECIPE FOR CHANGE? - Will e-Voting Have the Desired Effect? . In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-41-2, pages 232-238. DOI: 10.5220/0002445402320238


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis06,
author={Mark Liptrott},
title={PERHAPS A RECIPE FOR CHANGE? - Will e-Voting Have the Desired Effect?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2006},
pages={232-238},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002445402320238},
isbn={978-972-8865-41-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - PERHAPS A RECIPE FOR CHANGE? - Will e-Voting Have the Desired Effect?
SN - 978-972-8865-41-2
AU - Liptrott M.
PY - 2006
SP - 232
EP - 238
DO - 10.5220/0002445402320238