Governing Technical Information Systems in Local Crisis Management
2012 (English)In: Public Works Management & Policy, ISSN 1087-724X, E-ISSN 1552-7549, Vol. 17, no 3, 303-318 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There are increased demands to prepare for and coordinate of crisis management in public administrative bodies. Governmental organizations and authorities have responsibility for providing systems and structures of coordination before, during, and after crises. Among these are the technical information systems which create the structuring arena for coordination and integration that is analyzed here. There are several technical information systems to choose from for municipalities, which are responsible for local crisis management in Sweden. One technical information system, known as web-based information system (WIS), was a national initiative, but due to the local autonomy mandated in the Swedish constitution it was complicated to get municipalities to choose the national system and alternative local technical information systems were developed. The study builds on a bottom-up analysis of how municipalities choose technical information systems within crisis management. The main conclusion points out the importance of organizational structure in governance and the demand of flexibility in technology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 17, no 3, 303-318 p.
National CategoryPolitical Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79080DOI: 10.1177/1087724X11422568OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79080DiVA: diva2:538192