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The Information Steering in Government: Information Resource Managed by Administration in welfare sector

The Information Steering in Government: Information Resource Managed by Administration in welfare sector
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Author(s): Jari Stenvall (University of Lapland, Finland), Antti Syväjärvi (University of Lapland, Finland) and Risto Harisalo (University of Lapland, Finland)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch364
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

In administration, the impact of information on organizations and humans has been under increasing scientific interest. Information can indeed generate fundamental changes into the structure, processes and management of inter-government collaboration. As research has been done about information usage and sharing, however, there has not been enough research neither about the role of information as a steering method in governmental organizations nor about the effectiveness of information steering. At the present study, the information is seen like a valuable asset for the inter-government collaboration that the central administration must governance as a public trust on behalf of local public organizations. The questions rise about the instrumental roles of information (e.g. Sbargia 2000). Hence, it can be asked how the steering strategies and the forms of steering are build up in order to coordinate quasiautonomous public sector organizations? Also, what is the effect of information when completed by means of steering instrument?

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