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Communicating vessels for relevant and rigorous eGovernment research
Midsweden University, Department of IT and Media, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (VITS)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4701-6272
2008 (English)In: Collaboration and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies - Volume 5 Information and Communication Technologies and the Knowledge / [ed] P. Cunningham and M. Cunningham, IOS Press, 2008, , 255-261 p.255-261 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Several researchers have pointed out that the field of eGovernment suffers from a too short-termed, project oriented, retrospective focus and a naïve technological optimism. Reflexive, critical analysis, cumulative research and altered use of theoretical frames are asked for to increase the practical value. However, in front of fulfilling such expectations the reality is that we get the research we are asking for, and we are asking for the research we know exist, and in this logic lies a lot of communicative challenges (as well as funding mechanisms). This article tries to address this relation and does so by putting forward an initiative to establish a national network of eGovernment researchers and practitioners (from private and public sector). 

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IOS Press, 2008. , 255-261 p.255-261 p.
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Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43884Local ID: 75028ISBN: 978-1-58603-924-0OAI: diva2:264745
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2015-06-17

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