Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


Contribution of governmental e-accounting to the management of Covid-19 crisis and the reduction of its impacts on Jordans economy

Author(s): Al-Khasawneh, R. O.

The study has aimed at identifying the contribution of governmental e-accounting information systems to the management of Covid-19 crisis and the reduction of its impacts of Jordan’s economy. Therefore, the study has examined the importance of basic components of e-systems and the characteristics of e-systems’ quality; it has also illustrated an ability of governmental e- accounting systems used in financial department to provide governmental administration with required accounting information, thereby allowing it to develop the policies and decisions required for managing health crisis and its reduce covid-19 impacts on Jordan’s economy, And provide the necessary data to parties that may contribute to reducing the impact of this need on the economy by granting loans and aid to the Kingdom, in addition to helping the Jordanian government by rescheduling loans granted to the Kingdom.

In order to achieve the purposes of the study, the researcher has used descriptive analytical method; relevant studies and literature of governmental accounting information systems have been examined; a questionnaire has been prepared and distributed to governmental departments of Covid-19 crisis management; 36 questionnaires have been distributed to the managers of governmental departments and the officials of information technology in order to assess the properties and components of the system and provide a necessary data.

The study found that the electronic government accounting system in Jordan contributed, through its characteristics and components, to managing and minimizing the effects of the Covid crisis at the beginning of the crisis, and now it contributes to providing information to its management.

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