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Leaders as mediators of megatrends: a diagnostic framework
(CITIZYS)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5337-3287
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. (CITIZYS)
2009 (English)In: International journal of electronic government research, ISSN 1545-3886, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 28-42Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea of eGovernment is moving rapidly within supra-national and national and local institutions. At every level leaders are interpreting the idea, attempting to grasp either the next step or indeed the very essence of the idea itself. This article outlines a diagnostic framework, resting on three different dimensions; translation, interpretative frames and sensemaking, to create knowledge about the translation processes and by doing so, emphasize enactment rather than vision. The diagnostic framework is then empirically examined to explore its possible contribution to the understanding of the complexity of leader’s translating and mediating the idea of eGovernment in their local context. In conclusion it is noted that the diagnostic framework reveals logic of appropriateness between local mediators, eGovernment, different areas of interest and appropriate organizational practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 5, no 4, p. 28-42
Keywords [en]
Diagnostic framework; E-government; Implementation management; Interpretative flexibility; Leaders; Sensemaking; Translation
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8855DOI: 10.4018/jegr.2009070203Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-70350025231OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-8855DiVA, id: diva2:214775
Available from: 2009-05-06 Created: 2009-05-06 Last updated: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. "e" i retorik och praktik.: Elektronisk förvaltning i översättning.
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2009 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
"e" as rhetoric and practice. : eGovernment in translation.
Abstract [en]

The overall purpose of this study is to contribute to the discussion of eGovernment implementation by making the implicit organisational micro dynamic processes involved in the framing and implementation of eGovernment explicit. I want to highlight the important process trough which eGovernment is framed and translated by organisational members and in what way it effects different divisions of practice. To do so, two different analytical aspects of organisational life, the rhetoric of management and the reality of work practices are used as a theoretical context for analysing some implications of eGovernment implementation. These analytical dimensions of organisational life are used to discuss a case study looking at the implementation of eGovernment in a local Swedish municipality.

 

The main contribution of this thesis is a theorisation of how to understand the organisational micro dynamic processes involved in the implementation of eGovernment in public administration. New insights could be gained, for researchers and practioners, by analysing the transformation of practice as an ongoing process characterised by micro-political translation processes involving actors as well as actions and meanings in both rhetoric and practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2009. p. 139
Series
Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, ISSN 1652-893X ; 74
Keywords
eGovernment, public administration, information technology, translation, rhetoric of management, work practices
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9585 (URN)978-91-86073-50-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-10-23, L111, Campus Sundsvall, Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-08-31 Created: 2009-08-28 Last updated: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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