Providing Information for Business: Government Strategy for the Online World

Providing Information for Business: Government Strategy for the Online World

Tanya Castleman (Deakin University, Australia) and Marina Cavill (Deakin University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-202-2.ch012
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Abstract

Governments assume a major role in providing information resources for business as a way of promoting national development. This has proven to be a much more demanding task than one might suppose, given the diversity and complexity of business needs and the limitation of government resources for undertaking the task. This chapter will: (1) identify the challenges posed for government online business information strategies, (2) discuss research relating to the information strategy of one Australian government agency to support export development among small business, and (3) set out a framework for government online information provision in a diverse industry context. Coordination of the many government information services remains a challenge, especially among different levels of government. Well-designed strategies can improve the usability of online information and the efficiency of government information services.

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