Data Mining in Public and Private Sectors: Organizational and Government Applications

Data Mining in Public and Private Sectors: Organizational and Government Applications

Antti Syvajarvi (University of Lapland, Finland) and Jari Stenvall (Tampere University, Finland)
Release Date: June, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 448
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-906-9
ISBN13: 9781605669069|ISBN10: 1605669067|EISBN13: 9781605669076
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The need for both organizations and government agencies to generate, collect, and utilize data in public and private sector activities is rapidly increasing, placing importance on the growth of data mining applications and tools.

Data Mining in Public and Private Sectors: Organizational and Government Applications explores the manifestation of data mining and how it can be enhanced at various levels of management. This innovative publication provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings useful to governmental agencies, practicing managers, and academicians.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business network research theories
  • Clinical Data Mining
  • Data mining and knowledge management in project oriented environments
  • Enterprise resources planning
  • Fuzzy decision trees
  • Knowledge discovery in networked environment
  • Management Information Systems
  • Organization research in the public sector
  • Privacy preserving data mining
  • Productivity analysis of public services
Reviews and Testimonials

This book aims to provide some relevant frameworks and research in the area of organizational and government data mining. It will increase understanding how of data mining is used and applied in public and private sectors. Mining of data, information, and knowledge from various locations has been recognized here by researchers of multidisciplinary academic fields. In this book it is shown that data mining, as well as its links to information and knowledge, have become very valuable resources for societies, organizations, actors, businesses and governments of all kind.

– Antti Syvajarvi

The book is well presented and fully referenced. The articles are well written and offer valuable perspectives on interesting research applications. This is an excellent and up-to-date contribution to the field.

– David Mason, Victoria University of Wellington, Online Information Review
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Editor/Author Biographies
Antti Syväjärvi is a Professor of Administrative Science at the Lapland University in Finland and the Head of Research Methodology Department. Professor Syväjärvi’s academic work is concentrated especially to the fields like public information management, leadership, human resource management, organizational information technology, electronic government and change in public administration. He is currently leading some academic research projects that are related to the abovementioned thematic areas. Professor Syväjärvi has numerous national and international academic publications in refereed science forums. In addition to Finnish Universities, Professor Syväjärvi has been teaching and doing research at the Aston University and at the Cardiff University that are both located in United Kingdom.
Jari Stenvall is a Research Professor at the University of Tampere in Finland. Professor Stenvall has done, evaluated and conducted several assessments and research projects related to public administration reforms and applied public information technology. His research has included topics like change management, trust, organizational reforms, service innovations, and the use of information technology in organizations. Professor Stenvall’s scientific production contains numerous national and international publications. In addition to Finland, Professor Stenvall has been lecturing at the Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania and the Queen’s University in the United Kingdom.
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