Analyzing E-Government as a Paradigm Shift

UNTC Occasional Papers Series, No 1, 2002

14 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2013

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Vassilios Peristeras

Higher Institute of Technological Education of Peloponnese

Theodore N. Tsekos

University of Peloponnese

Konstantinos Tarabanis

University of Macedonia - Information Systems Lab

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This paper analyses e-government and attempts to show that it is a major paradigm shift in the way that government and public administration are to function. To shed light on this major breach, an analysis is performed regarding the types of information that have been produced and used by the state through time, as well as the methods employed for information processing and dissemination of information in three stages, tribal, massive and configurational. The paper reviews the effects of information technology on general organization by structuring these effects in four stages: islands of automation, automated process chains, business reengineering through IT and total reinvention. It then analyses the fourth stage as it applies to government and public administration in particular. The major changes brought upon government and public administration through IT in this fourth phase appear to have profound effects forcing even a reconsideration of what public administrations should produce and why. For this new era, an organizational, information systems and political paradigm for public administration is proposed.

Keywords: e-Government, e-Governance

Suggested Citation

Peristeras, Vassilios and Tsekos, Theodore N. and Tarabanis, Konstantinos, Analyzing E-Government as a Paradigm Shift (2002). UNTC Occasional Papers Series, No 1, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2313502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2313502

Vassilios Peristeras

Higher Institute of Technological Education of Peloponnese ( email )

ATEI of Kalamata Antikalamos 241.00 Greece
Kalamata
Greece

Theodore N. Tsekos (Contact Author)

University of Peloponnese ( email )

Antikalamos 241.00 Greece
Kalamata, Messinia 24100
Greece

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Konstantinos Tarabanis

University of Macedonia - Information Systems Lab ( email )

156 Egnatia St.
P.O. 1591
Thessaloniki, 54006
Greece

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