Public-Private Collaboration in the Emergence of a National Electronic Identification Policy: The Case of NemID in Denmark

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Governments envisioning large-scale national egovernment policies increasingly draw on collaboration with private actors, yet the relationship between dynamics and outcomes of public-private partnership (PPP) is still unclear. The involvement of the banking sector in the emergence of a national electronic identification (e-ID) in Denmark is a case in point. Drawing on an analysis of primary and secondary data, we adopt the theoretical lens of collective action to investigate how transformations over time in the convergence of interests, the interdependence of resources, and the alignment of governance models between government and the banking sector shaped the emergence of the Danish national e-ID. We propose a process model to conceptualize paths towards the emergence of public-private collaboration for digital information infrastructure – a common good.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationHonolulu
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9780998133102
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20177 Jan 2017
Conference number: 50


ConferenceThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
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