The Challenges of e-Gov in Times of Crisis

Maddalena Sorrentino, Marco De Marco


Two main reasons spur us to explore the nexus between e-government and economic crisis. The first, more general, is due to the fact that this relationship has been relatively little researched. The second, more pressing reason is the fact that in a time of recession no government can escape the tough new challenges posed by the design of stimulus packages. The paper discusses the Italian Digital Agenda and argues that the economic crisis spotlights the efficiency issue and also dictates the governance model between the various decisional levels, emphasizing the centralized logic. The study is an early effort to analyze the issues most likely determinant in shaping the IS/ICT demand at the macro level, i.e., the public sector as a whole. The experience of previous e-government programs will provide the basis on which to make a preliminary assessment of the growth impact of the Digital Agenda.


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Paper Citation

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Sorrentino M. and De Marco M. (2013). The Challenges of e-Gov in Times of Crisis . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-54-9, pages 355-360. DOI: 10.5220/0004355403550360

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author={Maddalena Sorrentino and Marco De Marco},
title={The Challenges of e-Gov in Times of Crisis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - The Challenges of e-Gov in Times of Crisis
SN - 978-989-8565-54-9
AU - Sorrentino M.
AU - De Marco M.
PY - 2013
SP - 355
EP - 360
DO - 10.5220/0004355403550360