New Challenges for e-Government: Value Realization among Independent Actors
2010 (English)In: 2010 4th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science - Proceedings, RCIS 2010, IEEE , 2010, 433-442 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Sweden is currently ranked as the leading country in e-government readiness, i.e. how ready the country is to take advantage of the opportunities provided by advances in information technology for delivering e-government services to the citizens. However, the level of e-government development is still far from satisfactory, and further investments are constrained by limited government budgets. One reason for the slow pace of e-government development is the complex mix of actors involved in the public sector, and the lack of understanding how e-government investments are increasing value for the network of actors as a whole. Therefore, there is a need for new approaches estimating values of e-government initiatives in a network of public actors and citizens. This will facilitate prioritization among e-government initiatives, in order to choose initiatives that are the most beneficial for a society as a whole. In this paper, we present such an approach in which we combine two established methods for value analysis, Peng and Value modeling. The combined approach is applied on a Swedish e-government initiative on municipal level including several e-services. The result from the case study shows that the benefits of the egovernment initiative are unevenly distributed among involved actors, it is unevenly distributed between different e-services, and investment costs are primarily carried by one of the actors. We believe that such situation can slow down the future development of egovernment, but the knowledge given by the value analysis approach is important for managing a successful e-government strategy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2010. 433-442 p.
Benefit analysis; E-government; Requirements engineering; Value modeling
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-51963ISBN: 978-1-4244-4840-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-51963DiVA: diva2:386444
4th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science