Organisational approach to government digital transformation: Comparing the UK and Sweden

Popova, Irina and Ivory, Chris and Uhlin, Anna (2019) Organisational approach to government digital transformation: Comparing the UK and Sweden. In: 18th European Conference on e-Government (ECEG 2018), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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This article considers the emergence of e-government in the UK and Sweden by conducting a structured document analysis of relevant government reports. The aim of the research was to examine differences in management planning practice – i.e. how change was planned and executed differently in both states. The key finding was that the focus of digital transformation shifted over time from digitalizing services to digitalizing internal departmental work processes. Both governments enacted change by identifying and supporting new roles and agencies deemed able to drive change. In so doing, both actively sought to balance macro-social and micro-social shaping forces. However, the ‘macro’ rationales and micro-level practices for digitalizing services also showed some differences of focus in each case.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: digital transformation, digital government, eGovernment, comparative analysis, document analysis, organisational transformation, digitalisation
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 10:40
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 10:14

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