Platform Government in the Era of Smart Technology

Soonhee Kim*, Kim Normann Andersen*, Jungwoo Lee*

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Whereas the concept of platform government emerged a decade ago and virtual states are predicted beginning early 2000’s, supporting technologies and infrastructures are now being installed and implemented with highly integrative technologies such as cloud computing, bigdata analytics, mobile computing, social media, Internet of Things, and AI. This realization of platform governments leads us to rethink what have been predicted decades ago. Time has come for us to really open up real opportunities by facing realistic challenges for public management. The pressure for government innovations such as algorithmic bureaucracy and collaborative value creation are increasing. Attentions need to be paid with respect to how the managerial role and activities are being transformed, how the nature of work in government is fundamentally changed, and how the decision-making processes are re-institutionalized. Further research issues are discussed at the end of this viewpoint.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Administration Review
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)362-368
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

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Published online: 11 August 2021.

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