INSPIRING FUTURES

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

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    Abstract/Description

    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
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3454

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