Understanding Public Sector Collaboration Through Boundary Object Theory: A Case Study of an E-Government Initiative in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016) / [ed] Tung X. Bui, Ralph H. Sprague, Jr. Los Alamitos,, IEEE Computer Society, 2016, 2687-2696 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper investigates a complex collaborative e-government initiative in Sweden using Boundary Object theory. 22 Swedish authorities have a joint mission to create a shared submission function to facilitate the communication and collaboration between numerous stakeholders such as forest owners, businesses and several other state-and local authorities. A case study approach is used where data is collected through in-depth interviews with different stakeholders, document studies and one focus group with project managers. Four boundary objects are identified: project, shared submission function, effects analysis and appropriation direction. By analyzing these four we describe how boundary objects are used to facilitate collaboration within an open government ecosystem.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society, 2016. 2687-2696 p.
, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, ISSN 1530-1605
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130332DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2016.337ISBN: 978-0-7695-5670-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-130332DiVA: diva2:928932
The 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, 5–8 January 2016