The e-Government Melting Pot: Lacking New Public Management and Innovation Flavor

Møyfrid Kårstad Sannarnes, Kim Viborg Andersen, Helle Zinner Henriksen

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    The paper argues that e-government literature has by large not infused New Public Management (NPM) literature or innovation studies on e-government. Rather, e-government literature has used relative simple frameworks and observations from the NPM and innovation studies and applied them in studies of e-government implementation. Based on a literature review of 60 peer and double blind reviewed scientific studies, this paper argues that the domain has only been subject to research for about half a decade and that the domain is still unexplored in many aspects. One major absence is a lack of cross referencing of studies and limited number of cumulative studies on whether e-government can aid NPM or fuel innovation. However, the good news is that the literature review demonstrates that researchers entering the domain mainly base their research on empirical studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationElectronic Government : 5th International Conference, EGOV 2006, Krakow, Poland, September 4-8, 2006. Proceedings
    EditorsMaria Wimmer, Hans Jochen Scholl, Åke Grönlund, Kim Viborg Andersen
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2006
    ISBN (Print)9783540376866
    ISBN (Electronic)9783540376873
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventThe 5th International Electronic Government. EGOV 2006 - Kraków, Poland
    Duration: 4 Sept 20068 Sept 2006
    Conference number: 5


    ConferenceThe 5th International Electronic Government. EGOV 2006
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

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