Public Information Management and E-Government: Policy and Issues

Public Information Management and E-Government: Policy and Issues

Mary Maureen Brown (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA) and G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 229
ISBN13: 9781466630031|ISBN10: 1466630035|EISBN13: 9781466630048|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3003-1


Recently, the public sector has given an increasing amount of national and international attention to electronic government systems. Therefore, it is inevitable that the theoretical implications and intersections between information technology and governmental matters are more widely discussed.

Public Information Management and E-Government: Policy and Issues offers a fresh, comprehensive dialogue on issues that occur between the public management and information technology domains. With its focus on political issues and their effects on the larger public sector, this book is valuable for administrators, researchers, students, and educators who wish to gain foundational and theoretical knowledge on e-government policies.

Topics Covered

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

  • Digital Divide
  • Electronic Government
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Project Management
  • Public and Sector Management
  • Public Policy Environment

Reviews and Testimonials

Brown and Garson (both public administration, U. of North Carolina-Charlotte) have produced a comprehensive textbook on policy and management issues that arise when considering information technology in the public sector. They explore the intersection between information technology and four varying theoretical perspectives that do not supply correct answers, they say, but point to some interesting questions. The topics are a theoretical and historical view of electronic governance; governmental transparency, information access, and information privacy; cybercrime and electronic commerce; the information technology business model; implementation success factors; evaluating public information systems; and organization behavior and organization theory.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mary Maureen Brown is a Professor of Public Administration at UNC Charlotte and a Senior Fellow at George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. Her past experiences include visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and three years as chief information officer at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Her current research, Acquisition Risks in a World of Joint Capabilities, is in its fifth year of sponsorship by USD AT&L. The research involves the identification, design, and development of cost, schedule, and performance risk measures and metrics for major defense acquisition programs engaging in joint capabilities. She is a frequent presenter at the Naval Post Graduate School Acquisition Research Conference.
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.