eGovernment Strategies: ICT innovation in international public sector contexts

A possibly interesting call for contributions for a JSIS (The Journal of Strategic Information System) special issue. Submissions can be made here.

Electronic government (eGovernment) encompasses a wide range of strategic intent, enabled through ICTs, which must be formulated and implemented within a complex, diverse political public sector context. The special issue will address strategic innovation in this unique situational environment. We invite contributions that relate to problems of ICT change instigated through the management of eGovernment initiatives within the public sector.

Studies offering a wide consideration, from human, organisational and cultural perspectives are particularly encouraged. The motivation for the special edition is to provide valuable theoretical and empirical insights into current strategic ICT eGovernment concepts, which are influenced by (not exclusive to);
– services delivery enhancements
– digital citizenship
– public sector change and ICT impact
– commerce with the private sector
– privacy and security
– open source
– participatory democracy.
eGovernment is a burgeoning phenomenon across the globe with substantial investment being made to support improvements to infrastructures as well as services to the citizen. Many of the emerging challenges facing its adoption are not technical or developmental but centre around political, managerial and cultural ICT issues, which are of course accentuated in the public sector. The special issue of JSIS therefore seeks to make a significant contribution to normative strategic planning concepts which relate to business policy and technological exploitation.The main objective of the special issue is to seek reflective analysis of successful or failed eGovernment where key ICT learning issues may be extrapolated for use as a frame of reference. In addition, paradigmatic approaches that adopt exploratory theory building through case analysis are particularly welcome.

Important Dates: Electronic Submissions: September 22, 2006 (planned publication late 2007) All submissions will be blind-reviewed


About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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