Initiating [E-]participation through a knowledge working network.

Rasmussen, Louise, Davenport, Elisabeth and Horton, Keith (2006) Initiating [E-]participation through a knowledge working network. In: Project E-Society: Building Bricks: 6TH IFIP International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Business, and e-Government (13E 2006). IFIP International Federation for Information Processing , 226 . Springer, Boston, pp. 96-108. ISBN 978-0-387-39226-4

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (944kB) | Request a copy


The authors present a study of e-participation within a public sector agency (PSA), where a number of knowledge management initiatives have been introduced since the inception of the UK 'Modernising government' programme of 1999. The agency has attempted to set up an internal
participatory infrastructure to manage 'knowledge' across the network of local enterprise companies through which agency policy is operationalised. The trajectory of knowledge management versions in PSA is thus a rich indicator
of power-plays in the organisation, and the discussion uses discourse analysis to explore the document base (field notes, textual data paper and electronic, formal and informal) that was produced at three historical moments. The aim
is to understand patterns of participation and resistance in a number of einitiatives within the agency. The authors highlight the choices relating to the stimulating, fostering, encouraging, embracing, contesting, ignoring, and perhaps rejecting of this e-participation project. Such insights are important to
our understanding of the influences upon e-governmental initiatives, an area of UK public spending that is littered with IT project failures.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-0-387-39226-4
Electronic ISBN: 978-0-387-39229-5
Additional Information: paper presented at International Conference on eGovernment and eBusiness (i3e; IFIP - TC6). October 11th-13th 2006 Finland: Turku
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-participation; public sector agency; knowledge management; "Modernising Government"; local enterprise;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 381 Commerce
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.4 Systems programming and programs > 005.43 Systems programs & operating systems > 005.437 User interfaces
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3454
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 10:44
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2013 14:21

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Edinburgh Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration number SC018373