Shedding Light on Participation in Open Government Arenas: Determinants of Platform Activity of Web and App Users

Date
2017-01-04
Authors
Schmidthuber, Lisa
Hilgers, Dennis
Gegenhuber, Thomas
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Volume
Number/Issue
Starting Page
Ending Page
Alternative Title
Abstract
This article develops and tests a model to explain web-based and mobile devices usage by citizens to interact with their local government. By employing literature from diverse fields of information systems research, the authors derive an integrated model that investigates citizen participation on a city improvement platform. The model proposes three overall influences on platform activity: technological influences (perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness), motivational influences (intrinsic motivation and prosocial motivation), and socio-demographic influences (gender, age, education), and is tested among two groups of users (i.e. web page and mobile app users). Empirical results show that platform activity of both web and mobile users is mainly driven by intrinsic and prosocial motivation. Whereas perceived usefulness is positively associated with platform behavior of web users, TAM variables have not effect on mobile users’ activity. While gender and age play a role regarding web activity, age and education influence mobile participation.
Description
Keywords
App Use, Citizens, Open Government, Platform Participation, Web Use
Citation
Extent
10 pages
Format
Geographic Location
Time Period
Related To
Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
Email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.