TECHNOLOGY IN POLICY - An Explorative Case Study of Information Systems in Merging Authorities

Elin Wihlborg, Ulf Melin, Linus Johansson Krafve

Abstract

This paper shows how e-government can, or might even have to, be considered as a public policy transformation. In the process of merging authorities into new organisations public policies on e-government appeared as a key activity. The case study presented in the paper is the formation of the new Swedish Transport Agency formed out of several formerly independent authorities. The Swedish case study is a mature public administration and basic democratic core values. The main contribution from the case study is to point out the importance of translation of policies into organizational practices.

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Wihlborg E., Melin U. and Johansson Krafve L. (2010). TECHNOLOGY IN POLICY - An Explorative Case Study of Information Systems in Merging Authorities . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-674-025-2, pages 353-360. DOI: 10.5220/0002811503530360


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@conference{webist10,
author={Elin Wihlborg and Ulf Melin and Linus Johansson Krafve},
title={TECHNOLOGY IN POLICY - An Explorative Case Study of Information Systems in Merging Authorities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2010},
pages={353-360},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002811503530360},
isbn={978-989-674-025-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - TECHNOLOGY IN POLICY - An Explorative Case Study of Information Systems in Merging Authorities
SN - 978-989-674-025-2
AU - Wihlborg E.
AU - Melin U.
AU - Johansson Krafve L.
PY - 2010
SP - 353
EP - 360
DO - 10.5220/0002811503530360