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Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues

Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues
Author(s)/Editor(s): G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA)
Copyright: ©2003
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-060-8
ISBN13: 9781591400608
ISBN10: 1591400600
EISBN13: 9781591400714

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Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. Written by noted academics and public administration practitioners, this book addresses general policy and administrative issues in this arena as well as the information technology skills needed by public managers.



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This publication has been indexed in the Book Citation Index Humanities and Social Sciences Edition.

"David Garson is a prolific writer that I highly recommend to anyone interested in becoming familiar with information technology or policy issues. His recent book (Idea Group Publishing, 2003) is a survey of the most important dimensions of managing public sector information technology. Both academics and public administration practitioners wrote chapters on subjects for which they are noted experts. The book addresses general policy and administrative issues as well as the information technology skills needed by public managers. The book surveys the most important dimensions of managing public sector information technology. This volume updates an earlier volume, Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends (Idea Group Publishing, 1999). Essays in Part I of the book, Managing Information Technology In the Public Sector," address general policy and administrative issues. Those in Part II, "Computer Applications In Public Administration," are more applied and address information technology skills needed by public managers. According to Dr. Garson, "Taken together, it is hoped that a contribution is made by these essays toward the knowledge and competencies needed by graduate students of public administration and by practitioners new to this field." This reviewer can attest that Dr. Garson and the contributors to this volume have succeeded in these important goals."

- Patrick Mullen, The Bottom Line, Newsletter of the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis, Volume XXIII, April 2004
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Author's/Editor's Biography

G. Garson (Ed.)
G. David Garson is a full professor of public administration at North Carolina State University, where he teaches courses on American government, research methodology, computer applications, and geographic information systems. He was the recipient of the Donald Campbell Award (1995) from the policy studies organization, American Political Science Association, for outstanding contributions to policy research methodology and of the Aaron Wildavsky Book Award (1997) from the same organization. He is the author of Guide to Writing Quantitative Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Dekker, 2001), Neural Network Analysis for Social Scientists (1998), and Computer Technology and Social Issues (1995). In addition he is editor of Social Dimensions of Information Technology (2000), Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends (1999), and the Handbook of Public Information Systems (1999). He has also authored or edited 17 other books and authored more than 50 articles. For the last 20 years he has served as editor of the Social Science Computer Review and is on the editorial board of four additional journals.

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