Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology (2 Volumes)

G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA) and Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: January, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 1066
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-857-4
ISBN13: 9781599048574|ISBN10: 1599048574|EISBN13: 9781599048581
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Description & Coverage

The use of information technology in the public sector has been an increasingly prominent international trend. With this rapid expansion comes many issues, challenges, and concerns relating to the application of public information technology.

The Handbook of Research of Public Information Technology compiles 76 authoritative contributions from 120 of the world's leading experts on the global trend toward the rapidly increasing use of information technology in the public sector. Discussing such issues as e-government and e-commerce, project management and information technology evaluation, system design and data processing, security and protection, and privacy,access, and ethics of public information technology, the Handbook of Research of Public Information Technology is a must-have for all academic, research, and public administration libraries.


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

  • Blogging
  • Community informatics
  • Data mining in public administration
  • Design of e-government applications
  • Digital Divide
  • Digital Government
  • Digital Libraries
  • E-census
  • E-Commerce
  • E-government and SMEs
  • E-government innovation
  • E-Government Services
  • E-participation research
  • Electronic transactions in government
  • Ethical and policy issues
  • Government Web sites
  • Interactive personalized catalogues
  • Internet-based citizen participation
  • IT in emergency response
  • Legal issues in information technology
  • Local e-government
  • Public administration modernization
  • Public information and security
  • Public information technology
  • Public sector human resources information systems
  • Public sector participation in open communities
  • Public wireless internet
  • Social Capital
Reviews and Testimonials

This volume brings together a wide range of research on the past, present, and future of the international trend toward greater and greater use of information technology in the public sector.

– G. David Garson, North Carolina State University, USA

This is a substantial resource, well-researched, up-to-date information useful to anyone involved in creating and maintaining the IT of public sector organizations.

– Book News Inc. (2008)

The editors and contributors have created what stands as the most comprehensive reference book on a public-sector IT to date, making it an essential resource for any research library covering the information technology field.

– Public CIO (2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
G. David Garson is a full professor of public administration at North Carolina State University, where he teaches courses on American government, research methodology, computer applications, and geographic information systems. He was the recipient of the Donald Campbell Award (1995) from the policy studies organization, American Political Science Association, for outstanding contributions to policy research methodology and of the Aaron Wildavsky Book Award (1997) from the same organization. He is the author of Guide to Writing Quantitative Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Dekker, 2001), Neural Network Analysis for Social Scientists (1998), and Computer Technology and Social Issues (1995). In addition he is editor of Social Dimensions of Information Technology (2000), Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends (1999), and the Handbook of Public Information Systems (1999). He has also authored or edited 17 other books and authored more than 50 articles. For the last 20 years he has served as editor of the Social Science Computer Review and is on the editorial board of four additional journals.
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org) and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation (www.world-forgotten-children.org). He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Annie Becker

  • Florida Institute of Technology, USA
  • George Ditsa

  • University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Yair Levy

  • Nova Southeastern University, USA
  • Mahesh S. Raisinghani

  • TWA, USA
  • Edward Szewczak

  • Canisus College, USA